Young-onset dementia

Nurse highlights ‘gaping void’ in care for people with young-onset dementia

Fiona Chaâbane says services lack specific skills to meet needs of this patient group

Biosensor device

New three-minute sepsis detection test ‘could save thousands of lives’

Experts hope low-cost biomarker test will be available in the NHS in three to five years


Create robust post-trauma and mental health support for staff, report advises

Health Education England commission recommends 33 improvements

woman lags behind men in race

Gender pay gap: male nurses disproportionately represented in profession’s top jobs

Men reach higher Agenda for Change pay grades faster than women – London South Bank study

Student in community

Promising guaranteed placements in primary care is unrealistic, say nursing leaders

Pledge in new GP contract seeks to boost equality between nursing and medical students

Multidisciplinary team illustration

End of life: new standards promise measurable care improvements in the community

Nurses in participating general practices will be adopting the Daffodil Standards

Evidence and Practice

The role of the practice nurse in assessing erectile dysfunction in men with type 2 diabetes

The role of the practice nurse in assessing erectile dysfunction in men with type 2...

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in men who have diabetes. However, ED...

Examining the effects of knife crime on health services

Three studies explore the prevalence of knife crime in London on children and young people

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

Activities to encourage nurses to learn more about motivational interviewing

Good communication is vital in all health settings. If nurses are to support lifestyle and...

Effect of a nurse-led educational programme on knowledge and practice in the management of menopausal problems among rural women

Effect of a nurse-led educational programme on knowledge and practice in the management...

Life expectancy is increasing so women are likely to live many years after their menopause...

Food and diet

Evaluation of low-carbohydrate dietary advice for people recently diagnosed with type 2...

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has a significant effect on people’s health and it often...

Diabetes self-management

Three articles investigate strategies to support the self-management of diabetes


Man uses an inhaler

COPD flare-ups: how to end the ‘gross overuse’ of antibiotics

Earlier and better patient education is needed to promote self-management

How compassion and kindness can change a community

A volunteer-run social initiative is helping local people to support those in crisis

The sleep game

Introducing the board game that helps nurses promote healthy sleep in children

Ruth Silverman on how her Sleep Game can bolster knowledge of sleep patterns and behaviours

Angela Hall

Outstanding nurses whose compassion and innovation won recognition

We hope our roll-call of amazing nurses will inspire you to nominate yourself or a colleague...

Stemming the tide of violence towards NHS staff

With the 'threat of violence a daily reality', measures are being taken by government to...

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...


Older person

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing


Where could an RCNi Nurse Awards nomination take your project?

Commitment to Carers award nominees have helped tackle crucial issues for unpaid carers

Our healthcare system needs to relax its grip on patient records

An advanced nurse practitioner wonders why we can’t give patients more control of their care


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


Kim Badcock

‘Taking nursing to another level’

After an outstanding career in the NHS, Kim Badcock is as excited by nursing as ever


'One of the most important things is the power of deep listening'...

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership lead nurse for primary and community...

Creating a fast track into practice nursing

A training course aims to provide everything needed for a career as a practice nurse