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Striking nurses holding strike banners and RCN leader Pat Cullen on picket line in Cardiff

NHS strike: don’t be bullied back to work, union leader urges her members

Nurses are being ‘strong-armed’ by managers despite strike mandate, says RCN’s Pat Cullen

Staff at a hospital emergency department during the pandemic

Long-COVID forcing thousands of nurses to take time off

Latest figures shine a spotlight on issue affecting many NHS staff

Photo of nurses on the picket line in Cardiff

Nurses’ strike in Wales: live news from the picket lines

RCN members are staging a 12-hour walkout after rejecting the government’s latest pay offer

Line of nurses on strike in RCN pay dispute hold protest banner outside Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

NHS pay dispute: your concise guide to what’s on offer to staff around the UK

Find out who is on strike, who is not, who could be soon – and why

Pat Cullen with striking nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital, London in December 2022

Sexism plays a part in pay talks, says Pat Cullen in TV fly-on-the-wall documentary

Nursing is treated differently in ‘bullyish’ talks because it’s 90% female, says RCN chief

RCN general secretary looking serious – she warns of collapse in health and care services

NHS and social care sector risk collapse if ministers fail to address nurse shortage

Nursing leader issues grave warning as government’s NHS workforce plan continues to stall

Evidence and Practice

Perinatal mental health issues: early recognition and management in primary care

Perinatal mental health issues: early recognition and management in primary care

It is vital to be able to identify red flags and feel confident about offering emotional...

Assessing pressure ulcers in patients with darker skin tones

Assessing pressure ulcers in patients with darker skin tones: challenges and solutions 

Tackling health inequalities by improving pressure ulcer detection in darker skin

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: reducing the risk of winter exacerbations

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: reducing the risk of winter exacerbations

How to undertake a comprehensive review and interventions that community and primary care...

Promoting an inclusive approach to assessing and managing chronic wounds

Promoting an inclusive approach to assessing and managing chronic wounds

Optimal wound assessment helps with effective decision-making on care and management

Recognition and assessment of dementia in a primary care setting

Dementia: recognition and assessment in primary healthcare settings

Similarities between early symptoms of dementia and other health conditions

Reducing and managing dementia risk in primary care

Reducing and managing dementia risk in primary care

The importance of understanding non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors for dementia


Advanced clinical practitioner Briony Hawkins carrying out health checks on an older person in their home in Bristol

Early intervention and frailty: what community and social care nurses need to know

Better help in people’s homes can prevent hospital admissions of those living with frailty

Nurse with older woman looking at a tablet computer detailing her patient record: dementia diagnosis rates could be improved by a diagnostic tool with five criteria to check

Dementia diagnosis in care homes: how to find undetected cases

A project to send specialist nurses to assess care home residents shows promising results

Tired feet? 6 footcare tips to get you through long shifts

Nurses can notch up thousands of steps in a shift. Find out how to keep your feet healthy

Professional boundaries: when nurse-patient relationships become over-friendly

How off-duty messages or interactions with patients could have serious consequences

Terminal agitation: how to deal with distressing symptoms at the end of life

Advice on treating agitation, supporting families and coping with difficult patient deaths

Well-chosen words: how what you say makes a difference to outcomes

Tips for more powerful, productive and empathetic conversations with patients


Tick-borne encephalitis virus: what you need to know as summer approaches

A handful of cases of this potentially fatal new infection have been detected in the UK

An illustration of a young man in combat fatigues with a swirling red and black cloud around his head

How you can improve mental health outcomes for veterans

Veteran-friendly practices can help provide specialist care to this vulnerable group

Illustration shows a general practice nurse with a loudhailer standing on top of a signpost showing four directions to take

Why general practice nurses are special and unique

The role covers so much in primary care and offers many opportunities


Gastroenterology: what nursing students need to know about GI conditions and care

We ask expert nurses about caring for patients with digestive conditions

Dementia: how to tailor nursing care to the needs of patients and their families

Your guide to common types of dementia and compassionate and effective symptom management

Social prescribing: what is it and how can nursing students get involved?

Using activities such as art, gardening and sport to boost mental and physical well-being


Ready to call it quits? How to fall back in love with nursing

Advice from those who’ve been there on how to refresh your focus and reinvigorate your career

Professional nurse advocate: is this a role with your name on it?

It’s an opportunity that could take your career in a fresh and exciting direction

Talking to patients about their mental health: how research can help you

Finding new skills developed my confidence and eased the fear of ‘getting it wrong’