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Gosport hospital deaths review found nurses’ warnings on opioids went unheeded

Review into hundreds of untimely deaths said night duty nurses were stifled when they spoke...

Expert panel to advise government on cannabis for medical use

Home secretary says government plans to reschedule banned drug if review identifies ‘...

Social care

Jeremy Hunt accused of broken promises for delaying social care green paper

NHS funding boost and need to revise spending plans given as reason for social care green...

FtP is about patient safety, not private behaviour, RCN tells regulator

Some outcomes suggest ‘moral policing’, with nurses being held to a different standard,...

Prime minister Theresa May and health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a hospital with a nurse

Government's NHS funding boost is 'no long-term solution' without social...

RCN and social care leaders call for extra investment to shore up home care services

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Perinatal mortality down, but better reporting would support care improvements

Better-quality data on baby deaths would help target services where they're needed most

Evidence and Practice

Managing patients with multimorbidity

Managing patients with multimorbidity

Multimorbidity is becoming an increasing problem with more patients having two or more long-...

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome

This is a chronic debilitating illness and is, for many, a long-term condition. Our focus...

Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice

Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice

General practice continues to increase in use as a placement area for nursing students in...

Palliative and end of life care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Palliative and end of life care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a life-limiting interstitial lung disease. We do not know...

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet

Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with...

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of gastrointestinal function with symptoms...

End of life care for homeless people

Research focus: end of life care for homeless people

Homeless people have a shortened life expectancy (Crisis 2012). This digest summarises three...

Features

UTIs in older people: the tool reducing unnecessary prescribing

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

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more

Musculoskeletal care – taking the pain away

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

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Are men still reluctant to talk about prostate cancer?

In a bid to prevent the number of deaths from prostate cancer rising, one initiative was...

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-...

Opinion

Nursing resilience in a political vortex

What would happen if we took the politics out of an ever changing public health environment...

Brightening the future of children with asthma through a social initiative

Evidence suggests that a social approach can raise people’s levels of control in managing...

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Why providing good examples of leadership is imperative for all of us

If nurses can think about how to be good role models, we can teach the next generation...

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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