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Picture shows a health visitor with a mother and baby. Health visitor numbers in England are the lowest on record, according to an analysis of NHS data by the Labour Party.

Health visitor numbers lowest ever, says Labour Party

Analysis of NHS data reveals decline in health visitor numbers in England

Conservative party election win

RCN vows to hold Conservatives to account over campaign pledges for nurses

Newly-elected Conservatives urged to tackle nursing shortages and release funds for students

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Uber to offer nurses discounted transport and food at Christmas

NHS staff can claim two trips or meals worth up to £10 each

Differing medical record systems between NHS trusts ‘risk the safety of patients’

Study in England reveals 21 systems that fail to share information effectively

collation of three ICN posters, each showing an image of a nurse with patients, behind the slogan 'Nursing the world to health'

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife ‘our chance to jump-start a new way to see nursing’

International Council of Nurses reveals how it will promote the profession

Award-winning app slashes nursing student dropout rate

University’s scheme helps tutors identify placement issues at an early stage

Evidence and Practice

Improving women’s uptake of cervical screening in primary care

Improving women’s uptake of cervical screening in primary care

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of how cervical screening is...

How to make clear and compelling written arguments: advice for nurses

How to make clear and compelling written arguments: advice for nurses

In healthcare clearly formulated arguments can mean nurses’ efforts are directed effectively

Measles: the role of health protection teams and primary care

Prompt notification by clinicians and appropriate public health actions can prevent infection

Death: a social disadvantage? How one hospice is addressing inequality at end of life

Death: a social disadvantage? How one hospice is addressing inequality at end of life

How a small independent hospice developed an equalities steering committee for the community

Brief health promotion in urgent care centres: a qualitative study of patients’ and nurse practitioners’ attitudes

Brief health promotion in urgent care centres: a qualitative study

Patients’ and nurse practitioners’ attitudes to brief health promotion

 ‘Why didn’t I say something at the time?’ A reflective account of a public incident

‘Why didn’t I say something at the time?’ A reflective account of a public incident

A reflection on an incident observed while commuting relating to the issue of data protection

Features

Image shows a general practice nurse with a patient

General practice nursing: a specialism in need of a higher profile and more recruits

Three years on from a QNI survey, have general practice nurses' concerns been addressed?

Diabetes distress is the term used to describe the emotional toll the condition and its management can have an an individual

Diabetes: why managing the condition is about so much more than blood sugar levels

People can find the emotional demands relentless, leading to diabetes distress or burnout

Sugar Buddies support group meet-ups include social outings, such as bowling or a coffee morning

Diabetes: what nurses can learn from peer support groups

Young, newly diagnosed adults value a positive approach that makes them feel less isolated

Illustration of building blocks for leadership skills

Leadership: how the QNI is helping community nurses develop their skills

Two cohorts of nurses have successfully completed the QNI’s leadership programme since 2017

Is the role nursing plays outside of hospitals finally being recognised? Picture: Science Photo Library

District nursing’s survival is vital to a modern healthcare system

The value of nursing in the community is starting to be recognised. But is it too late?

man and woman snuggle on sofa, smiling and drinking wine

NHS over-40s health check: how nurses can make it bigger and better

It was never just for the worried well, but now a major revamp will extend its reach

Opinion

Picture shows a community nurse at the home of an older man and his daughter. In this article Ian Bailey says the technology exists for multidisciplinary teams to instantly share updated patient records, and nurses must be given access to it.

Nurses should be given technology for instant access to patient records

The technology exists for multidisciplinary teams to instantly share updated patient records

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Celebrate your achievements by entering the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 are now open for entries – and we want to hear about your project

Picture is an image from the Facebook page of  North Midlands Breast Screening Service showing ways to detect breast problems. Its project to increase breast screening uptake has succeeded by using social media posts and a messaging app.

How Facebook transformed our breast screening service

Uptake increased thanks to social media posts and a messaging app

Students

community nurse with a patient

It’s just not true that your first job must be in an acute hospital – and here’s why

QNI's Crystal Oldman on why the community is the perfect place to start your nursing career

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

Careers

illustration show figure behind three masks graded by size

Imposter syndrome: don’t be too hard on yourself when you transition to a new role

Career transition can be uncomfortable, so be realistic about what you expect of yourself

Pregnant women at a parent support group

Experiences of pregnant women with fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Parent support groups have an important role for women with fetal abnormalities

Samantha Hayman

Why community nursing is not just for older nurses

Newly qualified nurses can gain clinical skills and confidence outside the hospital setting

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