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It’s high time we sing the praises of general practice nurses

Despite staff shortages, practice nurses go the extra mile and make the best use of resources

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SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 RCNi Commitment to Carers Award

Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Picture shows playing cards created by the charity Marie Curie to help broach the subject of death and dying. Early and open conversations with patients and their families can make a huge difference to the end of life experience.

How Marie Curie's Talkabout campaign tackles taboo around death and dying

Early and open conversations can make a huge difference to the end of life experience

Picture shows a community nurse at the home of an older man and his daughter. In this article Ian Bailey says the technology exists for multidisciplinary teams to instantly share updated patient records, and nurses must be given access to it.

Nurses should be given technology for instant access to patient records

The technology exists for multidisciplinary teams to instantly share updated patient records

Picture is an image from the Facebook page of  North Midlands Breast Screening Service showing ways to detect breast problems. Its project to increase breast screening uptake has succeeded by using social media posts and a messaging app.

How Facebook transformed our breast screening service

Uptake increased thanks to social media posts and a messaging app

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

Picture shows a woman talking to a counsellor about anxiety and depression. A five-year initiative by the WHO seeks to ensure access to high quality and affordable mental health care for an additional 100 million people in 12 countries.

WHO’s $60 million mental health initiative should not ignore nursing

Nurses are strangely absent from the World Health Organization’s five-year mental health plan

Illustration depicts shapes of human heads with multiple thought bubbles above them.  In this article Primary Care Network clinical director Julie Hoskin reflects on the sharp learning curve of her first 100 days in post.

A clinical director's learning curve

Primary Care Network clinical director Julie Hoskin reflects on her first 100 days in post

International year of the nurse and midwife offers a chance to showcase our talents

2020 will be a rare opportunity to demonstrate the value of nursing to the wider world

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How nurses can support people with ME

Often referred to as the ‘invisible illness’, ME can be a highly debilitating condition

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General practice nurses are super nurses, not doctors’ helpers

Frustrated and often undervalued, is it time to reconsider the general practice nurse role?

Measles is a potentially life-threatening condition Picture: Science Photo Library

Stop blaming the anti-vax bogeyman and focus on immunisation services

Investing in nurses and resources to educate parents is more pressing than battling fake news

It is healthy to grieve and reflect when a patient dies

A community nurse argues that grieving when a patient dies shows she has done her job well

Sexual health services reform has unintended outcomes

Changes in sexual health services affected workforce skills, but RCN resources are helping

UK district nursing survey aims to provide true picture of the service

District nursing team leaders encouraged to complete the survey

Be innovative in approaching mental health issues… it can change lives

Projects like Men’s Shed Govan can create a sense of worth among users

Taking the service to the service user could improve rural access to mental healthcare

Roving clinics can help provide care in remote places to combat loneliness and isolation  

Nurses need to focus on their own health even though the odds are stacked against them

A new film aims to help nurses ditch coping mechanisms that are damaging their health

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