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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

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

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

How nurses can support people with ME

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

General practice nurses are super nurses, not doctors’ helpers

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

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

Smacking ban would offer chance to educate parents and carers

A Welsh ban on smacking children would be a chance to educate and support parents and carers

Why do patients not want to see the 'nurse' practitioner?...

A stereotyped view of nurses persists, and the profession needs to tackle misconceptions

Asthma and COPD: inhaler and spacer rescue packs could be a game-changer

Comments are sought on issuing rescue packs to those at risk due to these conditions

Public health nurses face being denied NHS pay rises

A funding complication could result in some public health nurses leaving

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