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Accelerate director of education Karen Staines and wound care specialist Gabriela Kom, with a patient

The nurse-led chronic wounds service where lower limbs are the highest priority

Centre leader’s impassioned case for how every nurse can transform leg ulcer care

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New community and end of life lead wants to challenge RCN’s elitist image

Carolyn Doyle wants to be accessible to all nurses, champion and support them

Diabetes distress is the term used to describe the emotional toll the condition and its management can have an an individual

Diabetes: why managing the condition is about so much more than blood sugar levels

People can find the emotional demands relentless, leading to diabetes distress or burnout

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Vitamin B12: to inject or not to inject?

Why treating vitamin B 12 deficiency with intramuscular injections could be a waste of nurses’ time

Diabetes: what nurses can learn from peer support groups

Young, newly diagnosed adults value a positive approach that makes them feel less isolated

Leadership: how the QNI is helping community nurses develop their skills

Two cohorts of nurses have successfully completed the QNI’s leadership programme since 2017

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General practice nursing: a specialism in need of a higher profile and more recruits

Three years on from a QNI survey, have general practice nurses' concerns been addressed?

Is the role nursing plays outside of hospitals finally being recognised? Picture: Science Photo Library

District nursing’s survival is vital to a modern healthcare system

The value of nursing in the community is starting to be recognised. But is it too late?

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NHS over-40s health check: how nurses can make it bigger and better

It was never just for the worried well, but now a major revamp will extend its reach

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

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Help older patients by tackling overprescribing

Polypharmacy puts many older people at risk of serious side effects

Medicine prescribed by a primary health care nurse

Preparing guidance for community and primary care non-medical prescribers

How a Wessex healthcare forum got together to provide support for nurse prescribers

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: what you need to know

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

Wound care: treating the cause rather than simply covering it with a dressing

How to challenge the perceived inevitability associated with chronic wounds

General practice nursing’s new voice at the RCN

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

A career ladder that general practice nurses can climb

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

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

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