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From Hollywood to the health service: sexual harassment at work

Nurses expect health organisations to take sexual harassment of staff seriously – even when...

Decline in nurse numbers is much more than a blip

Front line nurses, think tanks and the Nursing and Midwifery Council all agree that the...

Workplace bullying and harassment undermined my mental health

A nurse's personal account of how abusive behaviour by senior staff led her to experience...

Switch to presumed consent changing the landscape in organ donation

Growing support for a soft opt-out from organ donation, which aims to increase the supply of...

Making a difference: what it means to be an RCN rep

The college’s representatives play an essential part in ensuring members get a fair deal. A...

The barriers that prevent agency nurses from doing their job

Poor management of temporary staff means agency nurses often cannot use their full range of...

The hidden bias that keeps men out of nursing

The shortage of nurses makes it all the more important to address the profession’s gender...

The Queen’s Nurse returns to Scotland

Community nurses in Scotland now have the opportunity to go on a nine-month development...

End of life volunteers ensure patients don’t die alone

When a patient dies alone on a ward it is upsetting for families and staff. A nurse-led...

When retirement beckons, flexible working might tempt older nurses to stay

Flexible working, especially the option to do shorter hours, could help retain older nurses...

International: Building diabetes care around the patient

A 'one stop' programme providing personalised care could help Mexico turn the tide of its...

Quality champions drive improvements that benefit patients and save millions

An NHS trust has used US-style improvement techniques to train hundreds of clinical and non-...

The drinking generations: alcohol and the over-fifties

Risky drinking – in decline among young people – is a growing problem among those in their...

Revalidation: getting your practice-related feedback right

It’s an essential part of revalidation, but gaining feedback from a variety of sources can...

All ideas welcome: trusts empower staff to make improvements

Working in partnership with the US-based Virginia Mason Institute, five trusts are learning...

Making care homes great places to work and learn

After a successful pilot stage, the Teaching Care Home programme is recruiting more homes to...

NHS braced for a ‘particularly bad’ winter

Despite earlier and better planning at national and local level, increasing pressures could...

Dying with dementia at home – but relying on emergency care

The number of people with dementia who visit the emergency department in their last year of...

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