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Anne Marie Rafferty

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

boys and girls dress up in nurse's uniform

How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

Red dot campaign aims to get people talking about pressure ulcer prevention

NHS Improvement launches its winter campaign as part of #StopThePressure

nurse tries to stop multiple leaks

Chronic staffing shortage could jeopardise NHS long-term plan, say leading think tanks

Joint report points to acute problems in the supply of nurses

Voice

Too few primary care nurses with leadership roles involved in service delivery decisions

Nurses’ Voice network seeks to help primary care nurses develop their careers

Family caregiver

Majority of carers of people with diabetes experience emotional problems, survey reveals

Carers of people with diabetes need greater levels of support from nurses, says Diabetes UK

Evidence and Practice

Collaborative working

Collaborative working to promote the use of an early warning scoring system in the...

The National Patient Safety Agency’s (NPSA) National Reporting and Learning System (2007)...

A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ views of falls prevention

A qualitative study of primary healthcare professionals’ views of falls prevention

Falls in older people are a major cause of hospital admissions. Primary healthcare...

Supporting carers as individuals to improve quality of life

Three recent studies observe the support given to carers

An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice

An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice

General practice is facing a shortage of nurses and it can be difficult to recruit and...

Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England

Learning from an early pilot of the Dutch Buurtzorg model of district nursing in England

A central London NHS trust piloted an adapted Buurtzorg model Neighbourhood Nursing team to...

Diabetes structured education: using technology to transform care

Diabetes structured education: using technology to transform care

Type 2 diabetes structured education programmes are recommended for all newly diagnosed...

Features

Ground breaking nurse Jane Chiodini's five top travel health tips...

Essential travel health advice: what nurses need to know from the new dean of the faculty of...

Flu jabs for asthma patients: 6 tips that can help save lives

How to explain the benefits of vaccination in reducing asthma attack risks

Julia Haynes with a parent and child

Empowering health visitors and child clinics to get babies moving

An initiative to promote babies’ movement is showing strong developmental outcomes

Nurse leadership is central to success of the new integrated care systems

Nurses need a seat at the table if they're to improve integration and outcomes

Using neighbourhood networks to enable people to die at home

In a pioneering initiative, family and friends share end of life care with community nurses

Glen Crisp and Sarah O'Donnell

Receiving cancer care in the workplace

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre offers people in the north west of England cancer care in...

Opinion

Primary care nurses in 'privileged position' to tackle antibiotic resistance...

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

How senior nurses can help fight antimicrobial resistance

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

Calorie labelling is welcome, but it won’t solve the obesity crisis

Compulsory labels can’t alone turn the tide, says RCN’s Helen Donovan

Students

What a placement on a remote island taught me about truly person-centred care

Working in this environment means really getting to know your patients, says Elizabeth Spence

Refugee camp made me thankful for NHS

A nursing student describes volunteering at a refugee camp and reflects on what she learned

What to expect from a placement in police custody

A police custody suite offers many opportunities to learn about person-centred care

Careers

Julia Haynes

Making a difference to a baby’s development – that’s the most satisfying thing

Nurse Julia Haynes has achieved measurable improvements in infants’ crawling

Ellie Lindsay

Why my career is diverse, challenging – and extremely rewarding

Ellie Lindsay works internationally to promote the rights of people with lower limb problems

Alison Hopkins

'I know I am in the right place when I see the impact we are having on people’s...

Alison Hopkins has improved the lives of countless patients with complex leg wounds and has...

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