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Child immunisation: parents’ vote of confidence in the information nurses give them

Healthcare professionals’ vaccine advice is trusted most – and social media least

NMC

NMC: ‘numerous concerns’ over its handling of personal independent payment complaints

Annual review also reveals that it met 22 out of 24 standards of good regulation

Department of Kindness blue plaques

Why every workplace needs a ‘Department Of Kindness’

Hospital’s blue plaques project recognises the daily acts of kindness in patient care

brain activity device

Devices promoting independence in people with dementia could lighten nurses’ workload

Imperial College scientists investigate technology that could transform individuals’ lives

Maddison Ormond-Donnelly

Child who charmed royals helps open health centre

A schoolgirl who charmed Prince Harry and Meghan helps declare open a mental health centre

Dame Donna Kinnair

Dame Donna Kinnair is named RCN general secretary

College appoints its acting head following months of ‘sterling leadership’

Evidence and Practice

Young carers

Assessing the needs of young carers and young adult carers in a south west London...

A knowledge gap was identified in the Kingston Carers’ 2016 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment...

Social prescribing offers options and support

Three studies examine how social prescribing promotes a health and social care partnership

Care of children dependent on long-term ventilation

Three studies examine the rise in long-term ventilation to support respiratory function

Open access
Use of a text messaging service for communication with parents and carers

Use of a text messaging service for communication with parents and carers

This article looks at how parents and carers can use text messaging to have safe and secure...

Varicella zoster virus

Understanding the health risks of varicella zoster virus in pregnancy

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a common illness that causes varicella (chickenpox) and...

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

Innovations in managing at risk and deteriorating adult patients at home

This article describes innovations in the recognition and management of at risk and...

Features

How in house staff development can grow your own district nurses

A trust has devised a range of courses to develop the skills of all its nursing workforce

Student nurse in general practice

The network for general practice nurses of the future

How student ambassadors are helping to promote the specialty as a first-choice career

Patient-led initiative targets heart failure in primary healthcare

Marvellous Mentors is aiming to improve awareness of heart failure

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

Opinion

nurse comforts patient

What to say to help patients see incontinence need not be inevitable

Encouraging individuals to open up about continence can be life-changing for them

New approach needed to stop HIV

Guaranteed public health funding is needed for the UK to reach a zero HIV infections target

ED

Ready to deliver on urgent treatment centres

NHS England's changes to emergency care services aim to alleviate pressure on EDs and GP...

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

Care home support nurse

Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients

‘Make the most of every learning opportunity’

Medicines management specialist nurse Elizabeth Smyth’s advice to newly registered nurses

'Getting services right for people with frailty is a must'

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott wants an integrated health and social care...

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