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NHS funding derailed

Staff shortages could derail NHS funding boost plans

Report warns extra money promised for NHS may be lost to agency costs – or not used at all

Safe staffing

New guidance focuses on how to safely deploy nursing associates

Resource published ahead of new staff joining register at end of January

Nursing associates in training

First wave of qualified nursing associates expected to fall far short of target number

Uptake of training programmes has been lower than ministers predicted

Sarah Eley

Nursing apprentice features in campaign to promote on-the-job training

Sarah Eley wanted to do something ‘fulfilling and worthwhile’ after 30 years of office work

Race discrimination complaints rise in NHS England

Reports from BME staff of discrimination, harassment and bullying were up last year

Brexit deadline deferral

Postpone Brexit for the sake of our health and social care systems, unions tell PM

RCN calls for a People's Vote, Unison warns of dire consequences if UK crashes out of EU

Evidence and Practice

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

Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care

Increasing use of long-acting contraception in primary care

Long-acting, reversible contraception is a safe and effective way to control fertility,...

Open access
Digital by choice: becoming part of a digitally ready general practice team

Digital by choice: becoming part of a digitally ready general practice team

Practice nurses from a sustainability and transformation partnership area participated in...

Features

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...

Flu jabs for asthma patients: 6 tips that can help save lives

How to explain the benefits of vaccination in reducing asthma attack risks

Opinion

Free
BME workshop

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

Birthday wish: the woman who changed everyone's ideas about her dementia

People with dementia can be more resilient and comprehend more than nurses and family believe

Vaping

Five reasons why nurses should encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes

Vaping presents much lower risks to health than smoking tobacco

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

Louise_Brady

'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

My Job: 'Visiting people in their homes can make a real difference'...

Community matron Paula Boyer discusses the constraints lone working nurses face

Jobs