New chief nurse will ‘bridge the gap’ between NHS England and NHS Improvement

Jane Cummings’ successor will be a joint appointment and lead a single team

calculator, cash and stethoscope

Public health cuts are ‘short-sighted’, health visiting is ‘under attack’

Squeeze on public health budgets could store up future health inequalities

Joanna Doyle

‘Wales needs a national recruitment plan to support our new staffing law’

Nurse staffing lead wants to see an end to competition between employers

Anti abortion demo

Charity calls for protest-free zones around abortion clinics

Marie Stopes UK disappointed with government review that says ‘buffer zones’ are not needed

RCN demands bursary rethink as student numbers drop again

The number of students starting nursing courses in the UK is down for the second year

Childhood vaccination uptake continues ‘worrying’ downward trend

MMR coverage dropped for fourth consecutive year, figures show

Evidence and Practice

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...

Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care

Managing cow’s milk protein allergy in primary care

Allergy to cow’s milk protein represents a significant burden for babies, their families and...

Contraception implant

Using smartphone technology and social media to introduce a new pain relief method...

This article describes how a personal smartphone and an online video-sharing platform were...


Migraine in primary care: myths, management and medication overuse

This article is aimed at primary care nurses and covers the presentation of migraine across...

Body image

Role of family support in body image satisfaction and psychological distress among...

This study explores the moderating role of family support on body image satisfaction and...


Using a grassroots approach to improve health in the Sikh population

A nursing lecturer is taking public health messages to the heart of the community

Make sure you’re ready for this year’s flu immunisation programme

Practitioners should be ready to ensure administration of age-appropriate vaccinations


New competency framework for tuberculosis nursing

Hanna Kaur – who represented the RCN throughout the development and publication of the...

Travel Health

RCN updates travel health guidance to reflect new nursing challenges

It is six years since the RCN published its last set of travel health nursing guidance...


How to ensure optimal care for people living with dementia

As we wait for the dementia tsunami to hit nurses in five years’ time – baby boomers...


Nurse jigsaw

Promoting leadership in general practice nursing

How the National Association of Primary Care Nurses' Voice Network can improve staff...

Illustration of a figure standing under a huge hand with a giant stopwatch

Challenging the conditions putting general practice nurses under pressure

Nurses being compelled to take on more hours and work must stand firm

Will we overcome the bullying culture in nursing?

Bethann Siviter asks what we have learned from a 2001 article on bullying culture


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


Scholarship nurse the judge called a firecracker 

Nursing student Sabrina Ffrench won a community nursing award from the Cavell Nurses’ Trust...


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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