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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...

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Does district nurse training have a future?

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

What would you do to help a homeless person?

With an already overstrecthed NHS, and increasing amounts of homelessness in the UK, Bethann...

Vantage Point: How nursing is leading the way in Wales

A new Welsh parliamentary review sets out recommendations of a long term plan for the...

Howard Catton: Nurses must lead from the front by getting the flu jab

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 650,000 deaths a year are attributable to...

Yvonne Coghill: Why you should nominate a colleague for an RCNi Award

Too few nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds receive awards for their efforts,...

Are you working in the NHS you can trust?

Bethann Siviter: We often speak about how social care could be improved. It’s time to speak...

New flu vaccine for the over 75s

Sharon Graham discusses what the latest government advice on age-related flu vaccinations...

Susan Aitkenhead: National framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff will ensure...

Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) puts a new emphasis on measuring improvement. With the...

What a pain

How can we get pain management right for the patient?

Female genital mutilation

Safeguarding against female genital mutilation is a collective responsibility

Community nurses need to take a more holistic approach to identify and support FGM survivors...

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Opportunity for black and minority ethnic nurses to showcase their achievements

Community matron Dena Ross, joint winner of the Nursing Older People category at the RCNi...

Viv Bennett: Improving cervical screening uptake would save lives 

With the uptake rate of cervical cancer screening at a 20-year low, nurses need to help...

Yvonne Coghill: Grenfell Tower nurse makes me proud of our profession

Simone Williams, one of the first nurses on the scene at the Grenfell Tower fire, worked...

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...

How a Maori proverb contains the key to integrated care

Nurse leaders should consider how they can foster better relationships between health and...

Confusion over apprenticeships is putting health visiting at risk

An urgent rethink is required to secure funding for health visitor training, writes Karen...

Evidence base for Wales district nursing workforce tool takes shape

Eight interim staffing principles in place until work is complete

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