NICE issue guidelines on suicide prevention in community settings

Guidelines for suicide prevention have been set out in an attempt to reduce the number of...

Emilia Clarke (centre) on set of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones star auctions a day on set for RCN charity

RCN ambassador Emilia Clarke is offering one fan the chance to join her during filming in...

Healthcare assistant performing an ECG on a patient

Healthcare assistants increasingly being used as ‘nurses on the cheap’

Calling on HCAs to fill nurse staffing gaps is bad for patients – Unison

RCNi Nurse Awards logo

RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – finalists

Awards will celebrate the best of nursing

Support pay deal

Unison urges nurses and support staff to accept three-year NHS pay deal

UK’s largest public service union endorses deal at this week’s health conference in Brighton

A lone nurse looking scared

Attacks on nurses increase as shortages create ‘hostile environment’

Research shows assaults have risen nearly 10%, with trusts facing financial difficulties...

Evidence and Practice


A qualitative systematic review of the factors that influence prescribing decisions by...

This article aims to understand the factors that influence nurse independent prescribers’...

Heart failure

Working together to achieve better outcomes for patients with heart failure

The prevalence of long-term health conditions is increasing as the population ages...


Skin infections

This article outlines the issues involved in assessing and managing people who present with...

Advice on sleep position and foetal movement links to stillbirth 

Links between sleep position and foetal movement prior to stillbirth


Diabesity prevention programme in primary care

‘Diabesity’, a term that combines diabetes and obesity, is the new epidemic in healthcare...

Ghana clinic

Health service factors that affect adherence to tuberculosis treatment in Ghana

Most of the global cases of tuberculosis (TB) are found in Asia and Africa. This is largely...



District nursing team delivered the best care in the world

Alec McDonald says the Tennant Street Medical Practice team delivered exceptional care for...

Revalidation video

Watch our animated guide to revalidation

Our short film explains the revalidation process

Continuous development

Revalidation process gives specialists a chance to shine

As the first tranche of staff renew registration this month, cancer nurses explain why a new...

Patient feedback

How nurses are preparing for the revalidation process

Five nurses from across the UK discuss their plans for renewing their registration,...

Reflective writing

An introduction to revalidation

Why revalidation, why now?

Reflective writing

How Bupa created an infrastructure to support revalidation

Paul Edwards and colleagues explain how Bupa created an infrastructure for nurse leaders to...


Musculoskeletal care – taking the pain away

Bone, joint and muscle conditions are the leading cause of disability in the UK, but...

Walk down memory lane with the QNI on nursing in the community

To mark 150 years of community nursing, the Queen's Nursing Institute has produced an awe-...

Hand holding pills with hepatitis C test on table in front of it

Nurse-led service aims to make sure health for the homeless is not forgotten

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust is running an initiative in Hammersmith and...

Eating disorders

Eating disorders resource collection

Resources to help nurses support patients back to health

‘Projects require feedback to be effective – and the RCNi Nurse Awards are the ultimate...

Outpatient department staff nurse Anne Thomas, who won the community nursing category of the...

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer resource collection

Keep your practice up to date in Cervical Cancer Prevention Week


Blog: Excited to begin my student placement in primary care

Second year nursing student Claire Carmichael is about to embark on her latest placement,...

Book review: Healthcare in Transition: Understanding key ideas and tensions in...

Specialist community practitioner Anne-Louise Robens reviews Healthcare in Transition:...

Book review: Walking Forward, Looking Back

Practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Walking Forward, Looking Back


Students mental health

Stand up to the stigma of mental illness

Working with an inspirational community mental health nurse gave nursing student Robyn...


Community nursing is a complex and varied, but often underestimated, career option

Caring for homeless people requires a complex set of skills that can enable nurses to reach...

My motivations and first destination into a community staff nurse post

Following a 12-week placement as a community nurse, Hattie Domagala explains why team...


Award winning nurse leader wants you to challenge the typical medical model and...

Tanya Strange pioneered a prescription for loneliness – after findings suggested elderly...

Helen Ballinger

Discovering a different side to the NHS

After 32 years in nursing, Helen Ballinger talks about her new role as clinical...

'Never forget why you became a nurse'...

Advanced nurse practitioner Lucy Archer began her training in French and European studies,...

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