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RCN Scotland members protesting over pay and staffing, illustrating story about benefits for nurses under pay agreement

Shorter working week for NHS nurses in Scotland

Nursing staff on Agenda for Change contracts can also request a review of their band 5 role

NMC headquarters brass plaque showing its name and logo. A nurse who looked up medical records with no legitimate reason was suspended by the regulator

Suspended: school nurse who looked up family’s medical records ‘out of curiosity’

Nurse, who had a history of similar misconduct, would need ‘serious’ supervision in future

Image from NHS trust's anti-violence campaign, featuring nurse Yvonne Ihekwoaba

Red card bans for abusive patients and relatives in hospitals

Essex trust’s campaign aims to protect staff as incidents of physical and verbal abuse rise

Nurse Sharon Woods with Caroline Swan, whose life she helped to save following a stroke

Nurse spots signs of stroke and helps save colleague’s life

Sharon Woods acted swiftly when stroke ward colleague Caroline Swan experienced one herself

Montage shows nurses Jimmy Cooper, Celia Manson and Barbara Craven, who have all chosen not to retire fully

Carry on nursing: older nurses explain why they have no time for retirement

Hear from four nurses who love practice too much to give it up

Joanne Froggatt in the tv drama Breathtaking

Breathtaking: TV COVID drama ‘too real to watch’ for some nurses

ITV series described as authentic depiction of the trauma front-line nurses experienced

Evidence and Practice

Vaccinating preterm infants: a timeliness study

Vaccinating preterm infants: a timeliness study

Parents must be supported in vaccination decision-making in the early weeks of a child’s...

Reducing health inequalities in cervical screening: a general practice project

Reducing health inequalities in cervical screening: a general practice project

Inequalities related to uptake of screening are addressed via interventions including staff...

Introducing a named nurse model of care in a community nursing service

Introducing a named nurse model of care into a community nursing service

How a named nurse model improved person-centred care and staff morale

Managing diabetes mellitus and dementia: a nursing overview

Managing diabetes mellitus and dementia: a nursing overview

Integrated care across settings and single records for people with dementia and diabetes are...

Self-management care plans for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a quality improvement project

Self-management care plans for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary...

How a quality improvement project helped to standardise COPD care among healthcare...

Recovery Colleges: supporting recovery and living well in local communities

Recovery Colleges: supporting recovery and living well in local communities

Instead of treating illness as it arises, services must move towards prevention, recovery...

Features

Illustration featuring five different NHS uniform tunic colours, from left to right: indigo, green, sea blue, navy blue and light blue

Uniform approach: what we like about our standardised scrubs

Nurses from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the pros of their nations’ uniforms

Illustration shows healthcare staff around a table formed from a clock face to suggest a team approach to rostering

Rostering: could more control over your shift timings transform your work-life balance?

Team-based rostering pilots point to improved staff retention and greater collaboration

Mental health nurse Matty Caine is founder of First Person Project

I came close to death – now I’m using my experience to improve mental healthcare

Mental health nurse Matty Caine on his pioneering service First Person Project

Community nurse arrives at man’s front door. The two greet each other, suggesting a they share a warm bond

Bonding with long-term patients: promoting continuity of care within healthy boundaries

Tips on fostering ongoing therapeutic relationships while avoiding undue attachment

An illustration of a group of nurses of different ages standing together inside a big speech bubble

How can nursing teams improve communication between generations?

Five nurses on the learning opportunities in teams with different levels of experience

An illustration of a smart phone being held aloft with app logos swirling around it

Apps for nurses: our round-up of the best smartphone tools for your work and home life

Whether you are planning shifts or a night out, there are all sorts of apps that can help

Opinion

A nurse stands in front of a line of other nurses, looking happy and confident. Yet nurses often downplay their role

Our professional inferiority complex: why you’re never ‘just’ a nurse

Safety-critical care is what we do, yet some of us can’t resist the urge to downplay

A healthcare professional and older patient run through a blood monitoring process with the aid of a tablet computer at the patient’s home

Delegating healthcare activities: what is it and how can nurses do it safely?

Skills for Care’s guiding principles can help towards safe and effective delegation

Face of young boy looking forlorn, his measles rash easily visible because of his light skin

Measles surge: what you need to know right now, and how your practice is affected

Your quick guide to public health messaging, symptom recognition and infection control

Students

Nurse, face unseen, holds an illuminated lightbulb, with systematically connected dots appearing to radiate from, illustrating the capacity of nurses to be innovative

Care innovations: how to spark ideas on placement and influence change in practice

Hospital-based projects are a chance to gather evidence, present a case and improve care

An illustration showing a nurse in the middle of a circle of six other healthcare staff with arrows pointing away from the nurse to illustrate delegation of work

How can I become more confident in delegating nursing tasks?

Delegation is a key nursing skill but can be challenging, here is some practical advice

Photo of woman giving evidence in a courtroom

What is it like to give evidence in a Coroner’s Court?

Nursing students are using a mock court to gain experience they may require in their career

Careers

A nurse in ICU looks up from writing in notes to observe the patient. ICU can lack understanding of patients’ mental health care needs

Meeting patients’ mental health needs in critical care: a guide to close the skills gap

Newly registered nurse have produced a guide that ICU – and all acute teams – can use

An ambulance nurse wearing a high visibility jacket talks to a patient who is holding an oxygen mask to his face

Ambulance nurses: what does this emergency first responder role involve?

What it takes to work alongside paramedics taking potentially life-saving decisions

A woman in a smart yellow blouse smiles widely at the person sitting opposite her at a desk, as in a nursing job interview

Going for a band 7 role? What to expect to be asked at your interview

Moving up to these senior roles can be a big step – prepare well with our interview tips

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