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Public health should not be an easy target for cuts

Funding has dropped by nearly a quarter in five years, but what will be the long-term effect?

Providing safe care in the community

Clinical improvement project lead Jane Robinson on recent recommendations from NHS...

Time to shine the light on primary healthcare nursing

With the global spotlight on primary healthcare, Leah East wants nurses in primary care to...

Mental health and well-being: why supporting new fathers is crucial

Historically, healthcare has focused mainly on maternal health – but the emphasis on family...

Nurse prescribing education and formulary must change

Research shows the conditions community nurses should be able to prescribe medicines for

Responding to a measles outbreak

How collaboration helped contain a recent outbreak of the virus

Are you prepared for travel this summer?

Make measles top of the vaccination check list, RCN specialists advise nurses

Nursing resilience in a political vortex

What would happen if we took the politics out of an ever changing public health environment...

Brightening the future of children with asthma through a social initiative

Evidence suggests that a social approach can raise people’s levels of control in managing...

Why providing good examples of leadership is imperative for all of us

If nurses can think about how to be good role models, we can teach the next generation...

Life at any cost

Should the cost of emergency care be considered when a patient's life is at risk? And what...

The nurse associate role carves out a niche for itself

Could the nursing associate role bridge the gap between registered nurses and healthcare...

Putting feet first when caring for patients with diabetes

For patients with diabetes knowing how to take care of their feet and when to seek...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): implications for nurses and the NHS

What you can expect from the new data protection regulation and how it will affect your work

Safeguarding and how we can get it right

Adult safeguarding is a complex area requiring all our judgement and compassion

Who will fly the flag for general practice nurses?

The latest pay rise for NHS nurses will seem even more unfair for general practice nurses,...

Survival of the district nursing role in the hands of RCN congress

This year’s RCN congress will be one to watch for district and community nurses as safe...

Does district nurse training have a future?

Clarity on the long term funding plans for district nurse training programmes is a matter of...