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Nursing Older People

Nursing Older People is the leading specialist journal for nurses who care for older people across a range of health and social care settings.

Read a sample edition of Nursing Older People, May 2017
Read a sample edition
Nursing Older People, May 2017

It publishes original research, clinical and policy updates, descriptions of practice, audits, service evaluations, literature reviews, case studies and shorter opinion articles.

It also publishes continuing professional development articles to inform, support and educate nurses working in this specialty, and to help them prepare for revalidation.

If you have an idea for an article or how to develop the journal online or in print, the editorial team want to hear from you. We are particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Ageing well
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Falls and fractures
  • Frailty
  • Mental health
  • Pain
  • Wound care

Submit your article

When you are ready to submit your article, you should do so online through Editorial Manager.

Meet the editorial team

Lisa BerryLisa Berry

Editor of Nursing Older People

Lisa has worked in healthcare publishing for many years. She joined RCNi as assistant clinical editor of Nursing Standard in 2001, and became editor of Nursing Older People in 2009.

Please get in touch with Lisa  by email lisa.berry@rcni.com or tweet @RCNi_Lisa


Nicky HayesNicky Hayes

Consultant editor of Nursing Older People

Nicky trained at Southampton University Hospitals school of nursing, qualifying as a registered nurse in 1988. She has a first degree in psychology and a master’s in rehabilitation studies from Southampton University, is a registered nurse teacher and is qualified in advanced assessment skills and independent prescribing. She has specialised in the care of older people throughout her career, holding a range of clinical and academic posts before her appointment as consultant nurse for older people at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, in 2001. She was seconded part time to the post of older people’s adviser at the RCN in 2011/12, where she led the Safe Staffing for Older People’s Wards project, developing a range of guidance and publications, which are available for download from the RCN website. She returned full time to her NHS role in January 2013. Nicky was re-elected as lead governor at King’s in 2015.

As a consultant nurse, her role encompasses clinical work across hospitals and care homes, leadership, and research and service development. Her clinical work centres on care for older people with complex needs, with speciality interests in Parkinson’s disease, advance care planning and falls prevention. Her current research and development activity includes Delivering Dignity, an intervention to promote therapeutic activity as part of planned care in hospital, and advance care planning for older care home residents. Nicky also provides specialist advice to the parliamentary and health service ombudsman.

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