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Are we doing enough to support new recruits?

27 April 2017

Nursing Management


It is often said the skills and expertise of our staff are among our greatest resources. So, reading this issue’s article by Susan Wilkinson and Richard Hayward...

Now more than ever, nurses need resilience

29 June 2017

Nursing Management


I have been heartened over recent weeks by the many nurses and healthcare staff who have led the care of those caught up in the terrorist attacks in London and...

Let’s recommit ourselves to the values of nursing

22 February 2018

Nursing Management


Arriving early for work and leaving late have always been a part of our commitment to nursing and midwifery. Without these practices the NHS and many other...

Celebrate nursing leadership with the RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

28 November 2017

Nursing Management


Recently, I met Lynne, who after experiencing complications and severe pain associated with an advanced disease had been admitted to one of our wards. During our...

We need compassion through listening

30 September 2016

Nursing Management


‘To find grace, watch a 16-year-old carer feed an 85-year-old woman with severe dementia, but pass by those in the office writing care plans’ (Barritt 2005).

How nursing can attract and retain strong leaders

28 September 2017

Nursing Management


One of the many challenges faced by nurses and midwives is ensuring that the expert voice of their profession is heard at every level of health and social care...

Spirituality is about being aware of the whole person

25 May 2010

Nursing Standard


While I agree that spirituality is a ‘forgotten dimension of care’ (news May 5), it does not mean that the spiritual dimension is absent in nursing care today.

Role of nursing leadership in providing compassionate care

13 December 2017

Nursing Standard


This article encourages nurses to explore the concept of leadership in the constantly changing field of health and social care. All nurses have an important role in...

Student life - First steps into nursing

08 March 2017

Nursing Standard


Nursing is a wonderful profession filled with opportunity, but one that remains grounded in care and clinical practice.

As this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards showed, leadership in our profession is vital

27 July 2018

Nursing Management


Last month, I attended the RCNi Nurse Awards and was delighted to spend the evening with the five nominees shortlisted for the RCNi Leadership category. The winner,...
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