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This week's Nursing Times

'Are you ready to fight for nursing rights?'


Nursing is facing many challenges as evidenced by the RCN Congress in Bournemouth last week.

Music therapy can help reduce patients’ distress and increase the quality of their sleep

Using music to reduce anxiety in patients with CHD Subscription Required


A Cochrane review suggests music may have the potential to reduce anxiety for patients who are undergoing interventions to treat coronary heart disease.

Hepatitis C is prevalent among drug users

From needle exchange to sexual health and beyond Subscription Required


A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.

The Mental Capacity Act provides a two-stage diagnostic and functional test

Improving the efficacy of the Mental Capacity Act Subscription Required


The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.

Physical touch can help carers to connect with people who have advanced dementia

Using sensory activities to improve dementia care Subscription Required


A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.

Clinical article archive

'Revalidation signals more GP support for practice nurses'

'Revalidation signals more GP support for practice nurses' Subscription Required


The issues of not enough nursing hours or appointments for patients are perennial ones.

Care home

Care home sector facing nurse recruitment crisis


Nurse recruitment in care homes has reached crisis point, with warnings that managers are struggling to compete with the NHS for staff amid a national workforce shortage.

George Osborne

RCN issues warning against cuts ahead of Tory budget


The Royal College of Nursing has warned that proposed cuts to public health funding and short-term decision making risked “storing up” serious problems across the NHS, ahead of next week’s budget.

Hospices encouraged to adopt ‘rehabilitation approach’


Hospices are being called upon to adopt a culture of “rehabilitative palliative care” so they can support patients to “live well” in addition to caring for them in their last days of life.

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Blair McPherson

“Staff strategies must focus on reinvigorating existing talent”


The NHS is facing a crisis of talent and there simply isn’t enough to go round.

Sophie McCallum

Care straight from the heart

A cancer diagnosis shaped the life of Sophie McCallum and that of people she now works with

Sylvia Duval

'I have always been passionate about nursing and admired nurses.'

We talk to Sylvia Duval who is a second year student of learning disability nursing at London South Bank University.

Penny Hibberd

Making time meaningful

Penny Hibberd helps families of those with dementia spend quality time with their relative

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