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Politics with a small p: if you engage, you can lead change

Political leadership and engagement isn’t just about party politics – it’s about being at...

New education standards will prepare students for the rigours of modern nursing

Reform of preregistration nurse education will not only affect students, but the profession...

Family-centred care: talking to children about cancer

A nurse specialist is behind a series of books that help parents explain their cancer...

Critical care outreach: Supporting ward nurses and saving lives

At London’s University College Hospital a highly successful nurse-led team brings expert...

Nurse-led team winning the race against sepsis

Sepsis kills more people in the UK each year than lung cancer, with persistent shortcomings...

Making bedside handovers work for patients and staff

Good communication during handovers is an important aspect of nursing practice and there is...

Seven steps to overcoming your patient’s ‘fear of finding out’

Health psychologist Angel Chater explains the motivational interviewing techniques that can...

Antimicrobial resistance: nurses’ role in fighting this global health threat

Nurses are on the front line in the struggle to stem resistance to antimicrobials, which...

Supporting trusts to improve end of life care

A nursing fellowship enabled Daljit Athwal to lead a national improvement programme...

Family centred care: Extending bereavement support to grandparents

Nurse consultant Michael Tatterton's research revealed that when a child with a life-...

Dementia and delirium: making late-night patient transfers a thing of the past

A nurse-led project to avoid moving patients at night has helped reduce the risk of anxiety...

Listen to BME people in high-security hospitals

The number of black and minority ethnic (BME) people in the UK’s mental health and legal...

Digital literacy part 6: The future of e-nursing

The final article in our six-part series on digital literacy considers the changes that e-...

Standardising daily briefings and handovers across trust improves patient safety

A major London trust has standardised processes across many wards at key points of the day,...

Therapeutic camps a life-changing experience for children and nurse volunteers

At the Over the Wall camps children with life-limiting conditions get to fulfil some dreams...

Digital literacy part 5: Staying safe online

The fifth article in our series on digital literacy explains how to safeguard confidential...

‘Prehab’ make patients fit for lifesaving surgery

Nurses in Bristol have found their ‘prehabilitation’ exercise plan helps patients improve...

Digital literacy part 4: Resources for community nursing

Our six part series continues with a review of ways in which community nurses can use...

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