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Empowering health visitors and child clinics to get babies moving

An initiative to promote babies’ movement is showing strong developmental outcomes

Coordinating care: whose responsibility is it?

What do residents want from health and social care providers?

Nurse leadership is central to success of the new integrated care systems

Nurses need a seat at the table if they're to improve integration and outcomes

Using neighbourhood networks to enable people to die at home

In a pioneering initiative, family and friends share end of life care with community nurses

Receiving cancer care in the workplace

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre offers people in the north west of England cancer care in...

Banishing risk and shame: teaching patients to self-manage catheters

A project led by adult continence nurses is helping patients to manage their catheters

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

What could the UK learn from adult social care in Japan?

An ageing population and shrinking workforce forced Japan to rethink how it funds care

New competency framework for tuberculosis nursing

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

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...

UTIs in older people: the tool reducing unnecessary prescribing

Nurses like Jo McEwen are taking a lead in antimicrobial stewardship, cutting antibiotic ...

Can a district nurse caseload review tool improve patient management?

As a way of reviewing district nurse caseloads, one trust in Staffordshire trialled a new...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Musculoskeletal care – taking the pain away

Bone, joint and muscle conditions are the leading cause of disability in the UK, but...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

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