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Email or tweet your MP to scrap NHS immigration surcharge rise, RCN urges

Parliament due to vote on £200 increase in the fee overseas nursing staff pay to use NHS

Bronagh Scott

RCN appoints interim director of nursing policy and practice

Bronagh Scott will join the college in December for six months

Scottish nursing students

Scotland creates 283 new places for nursing and midwifery students

Boost to bursary and extra places strengthen Scotland's bid to improve nurse recruitment

Safeguarding framework will help nurses protect their patients

RCN sets out competencies for healthcare staff in relation to adult safeguarding

Homelessness

NHS must tackle shocking inequalities for homeless people, say healthcare workers

Invest more funds and overhaul attitudes, says open letter to NHS England’s chief executive

Stephanie Aiken

NMC figures mask ‘severe instability’ of nursing workforce

Despite overall rise in registrants, RCN warns of continuing decline in EEA nurse numbers

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

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...

Banishing risk and shame: teaching patients to self-manage catheters

A project led by adult continence nurses is helping patients to manage their catheters

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

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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