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Picture of Dr David Foster, a registered nurse, midwife and former deputy chief nursing officer for England, who has been named chair of an NMC review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives.

NMC names chair for review of post-registration standards

Review’s focus includes specialist community and public health nursing

Mary_Seacole & Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England, will chair the taskforce

Discharging young people from hospital into the community: nurses to join new taskforce

Children’s commissioner will lead initiative to speed up transfer from inpatient services

UCAS website

UCAS deletes ‘misleading and offensive’ advice on nursing after Twitter backlash

RCN intervenes as nurses pour scorn on UCAS for downplaying the profession

Picture of Texas midwife Caty Nixon shows her looking distressed at home, with a plate of food on her lap

Off-guard image of exhausted midwife goes viral

Picture captures woman’s raw emotion after ‘particularly hard’ shift

The reusable models will avoid single-use inhalers going to landfill Picture: Alamy

Reusable inhaler could cut plastic waste

Device can be reused six times before being recycled and will reduce product carbon footprint

Evidence and Practice

Family members’ and carers’ perceptions of palliative care provided by district nurses

Family members’ and carers’ perceptions of palliative care provided by district nurses

This literature review identifies the challenges of delivering consistent palliative care

Dengue fever

Dengue fever

Nurses involved in travel health should be aware of the signs of dengue fever and what to do

Identifying barriers to engaging older adults with primary care sexual health services

Identifying barriers to engaging older adults with primary care sexual health services

Despite the prevalent cultural stereotype that people’s sexual activity declines or ceases...

Nurse-led advanced cardiovascular assessment: a case study

Nurse-led advanced cardiovascular assessment: a case study

A study of the process of diagnosing a patient and other factors

Caring for people with motor neurone disease

Preparedness of practitioners to care for people with motor neurone disease at home

Qualitative study on how health and social care staff perceived their preparedness

Picture shows two people playing drums and cymbals while others look on. The Haynes Centre is a specialist dementia day care centre for Haringey residents with moderate to severe dementia.

Dementia therapy through music

Three studies examine the benefits of music-based therapies for people with dementia

Features

Abstract illustration of tablets in different colours pouring from the necks of  four medicine bottles.

Help older patients by tackling overprescribing

Polypharmacy puts many older people at risk of serious side effects

E. coli bacteria occur naturally within the human body Picture: iStock

E. coli infection: how every nurse can help prevent it

The Gram-negative bacteria is a growing threat in community and acute settings

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Sepsis

Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

Picture of Marie Therese Massey, who became professional lead for general practice nursing at the RCN in June

General practice nursing’s new voice at the RCN

New GPN professional lead Marie Therese Massey aims to raise the specialism’s profile

Career ladder

A career ladder that general practice nurses can climb

New leadership and training opportunities are opening up for primary care nurses

Practice nurse manager Emma Williamson studied her practice’s leg ulcer care and devised a pathway that improved healing, reduced spending and freed nurses’ time.

Practice nurse transforms pathway for leg ulcer care

A nurse studied her practice’s leg ulcer care and devised a new pathway that improved healing

Opinion

Artwork depicts a woman at the top of a flight of steps, holding the hand of a second woman to help her reach the top. The article says the international year of the nurse and midwife in 2020 is an opportunity to demonstrate the value of the professions.

International year of the nurse and midwife offers a chance to showcase our talents

2020 will be a rare opportunity to demonstrate the value of nursing to the wider world

Illustration of person with ME

How nurses can support people with ME

Often referred to as the ‘invisible illness’, ME can be a highly debilitating condition

Image depicts woman in superhero cape with her hands raised. General practice nurses are frustrated with their status and feel undervalued. They should be seen as super nurses, not doctors’ helpers.

General practice nurses are super nurses, not doctors’ helpers

Frustrated and often undervalued, is it time to reconsider the general practice nurse role?

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

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

Illustration showing integrated health and social care systems

Helping nurses to integrate health and social care

Resources include a toolkit to support nurse leaders to make decisions about service redesign

Jobs