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Janet Davies

Janet Davies to step down as RCN general secretary

‘It has been a great honour to represent my profession at the highest level,’ she says

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Band 7 nurse is struck off for providing incorrect revalidation information

Lesley Pollero claimed she had a reflective discussion with her line manager

Homelessness

Community nurses have ‘essential role’ to help end rough sleeping, reveals QNI survey

Charity highlights street-based nursing care initiative to improve the health of the homeless

Bullying

Nurse's death by suicide should serve as warning to profession...

Toxic workplace and 'put up and shut up' culture still pervades the NHS

Substitution

Nurses should not be replaced by less qualified staff, says ICN

International Council of Nurses warns that use of under-qualified staff can affect patient...

A young woman being vaccinated by a nurse

RCN urges university students to get meningitis jab before term starts

First-year students are at elevated risk of meningococcal infection

Evidence and Practice

Migraine

Migraine in primary care: myths, management and medication overuse

This article is aimed at primary care nurses and covers the presentation of migraine across...

Body image

Role of family support in body image satisfaction and psychological distress among...

This study explores the moderating role of family support on body image satisfaction and...

Immunisation

Why immunisation training matters

Vaccines are highly effective at reducing infectious disease and are recognised by the World...

Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care

Early detection of inherited cardiac conditions in primary care

Inherited cardiac conditions are a leading cause of sudden death in those under 40. A...

The role of asset-based approaches in community nursing

The role of asset-based approaches in community nursing

The population of the UK is changing – people are living longer and the number of people...

A community provider network model: the journey so far

A community provider network model: the journey so far

This article showcases the role and positive effects that a community education provider...

Features

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New competency framework for tuberculosis nursing

Hanna Kaur – who represented the RCN throughout the development and publication of the...

Travel Health

RCN updates travel health guidance to reflect new nursing challenges

It is six years since the RCN published its last set of travel health nursing guidance...

Dementia

How to ensure optimal care for people living with dementia

As we wait for the dementia tsunami to hit nurses in five years’ time – baby boomers...

UTIs in older people: the tool reducing unnecessary prescribing

Nurses like Jo McEwen are taking a lead in antimicrobial stewardship, cutting antibiotic

QNI Conference

Can a district nurse caseload review tool improve patient management?

As a way of reviewing district nurse caseloads, one trust in Staffordshire trialled a new...

Opinion

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Public health should not be an easy target for cuts

Funding has dropped by nearly a quarter in five years, but what will be the long-term effect?

In the spotlight

Time to shine the light on primary healthcare nursing

With the global spotlight on primary healthcare, Leah East wants nurses in primary care to...

Father figures

Mental health and well-being: why supporting new fathers is crucial

Historically, healthcare has focused mainly on maternal health – but the emphasis on family...

Students

Students mental health

Stand up to the stigma of mental illness

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

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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...

Hattie Domagala

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...

Careers

Liz Alderton

'Ignoring the early criticism was the best thing for my career'...

A regular on Radio 4, district nurse team lead and specialist community practice teacher at...

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...

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