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RCN leader writes to MPs over new immigration rules

29-Jul-2015 | By

The leader of the Royal College of Nursing has written to MPs urging them to put pressure on the government to reverse a decision that could force overseas nurses to leave the UK.

NICE sets out draft guidelines for end of life care

29-Jul-2015 | By Jo Stephenson

Patients in their last days of life should be encouraged to drink “if they wish to and are able to”, according to new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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'Nurses must be familiar with acute kidney injury guidelines' Subscription Required


Many years ago I became involved in the care of a young man who had been readmitted to hospital.

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A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries

A nurse-led pathway to treat self-harm injuries Subscription Required


Challenges of attending accident and emergency units with patients presenting with minor injuries caused by self-harm were overcome via a nurse-led care pathway.

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An innovative approach to the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is demonstrating the efficacy of online patient support.

Identifying ischaemic ulcers early on can help reduce the need for amputation

Caring for patients with lower limb amputation Subscription Required


Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.

Feeling breathless can be a sign of an exacerbation of COPD

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Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can result in hospital admission so it is essential that nurses know which treatments are most effective.

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition Subscription Required


Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.

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Medikidz – Explain Breast Cancer


‘It is peer reviewed and reviewed by children and this adds to the value of the book.’

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Visit our dedicated Career Zone for interview and application advice, whether you're looking for a career change, a new position or your first nursing role.

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Tackle bullying in your nursing team

Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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Katie Mansfield-Loynes, Barchester Healthcare’s head of clinical learning and development, feels it’s time for a revolution in the care of older people

Always ready to care Allocate software

Always ready to care

The Responsive Workforce Model at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS), backed by Allocate Software HealthRoster and SafeCare, has reduced agency spend, ensured quality and freed up nurses for hands-on care

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Cultivating the nursing leaders of tomorrow

Nurses who come to Sue Ryder often stay and progress further and further within their career


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Nursing Times Leaders: Nominations now open

Nursing Times (NT) has opened nominations to find the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders. The individual could come from a frontline nursing role, management, research and academia.

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Rise in potentially risky 12‐hour shifts among nursing staff


There has been an increase in the use of 12-hour nursing shifts that may potentially be influencing patient care, according a review commissioned by the chief nursing officer for England.

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If you’re not going to show off, at least show someone else off


Three weeks ago, RCN chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter urged nurses to speak out about their achievements.

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Mikey was unconvinced about how much the 6Cs could do for nursing, until he received a phone call from Marie Batey.

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