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NHS at 70 - Milestone birthday for NHS

Milestone birthday for NHS

July 26, 2018

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be thoroughly enjoying the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations this month! And we must admit, we’re rather proud of this

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Operation waiting lists

Operation waiting lists reach ten year high

July 13, 2018

Patients waiting for planned operations are paying the price for seeing the NHS through one of the worst winters in recent memory, warns the RCN,

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Patient Safety

Nurse staffing levels should be reported as part of patient safety investigations

July 6, 2018

The RCN has said the creation of an independent body to investigate serious patient safety incidents in England could only work effectively if health care

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Patient history: what you need to ask

Patient history: what you need to ask

June 29, 2018

One of the most important jobs you have as a nurse is communicating with your patients. In addition to finding out what’s happening now, you’ll

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Nursing staff miss out on training amid NHS cuts

Nursing staff miss out on training amid NHS cuts

June 15, 2018

Winter pressures, staff shortages and funding cuts are forcing the NHS to deny clinical training to nursing staff, according to a new RCN report. Employers

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Suicide Awareness

Suicide awareness is as important as basic life support

June 8, 2018

RCN calls for suicide prevention training to be introduced for all nursing staff. Almost 6,000 people took their own lives in the UK last year,

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Nurse Ambassador

Richmond Nursing’s First Nurse Ambassador Meeting

June 1, 2018

We hosted our first Nurse Ambassador meeting on Thursday 24th May 2018. The Richmond Nurse Ambassador Program is a volunteer program consisting of nurses across

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Nurse/doctor relationship

How to create a good nurse/doctor relationship

May 24, 2018

The nurse/doctor relationship is one of the most important in a hospital – yet it can often be the trickiest to navigate. Doctors can sometimes

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Rights of EU nurses need to be confirmed urgently

Rights of EU nurses need to be confirmed urgently

May 18, 2018

Latest figures from the NMC show a continued increase in the number of EU nurses and midwives leaving the register. The RCN is urging the

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Nursing staff urged to take care of their hands

Nursing staff urged to take care of their hands

May 11, 2018

It was World Hand Hygiene Day on 5th May and to coincide with this, the Royal College of Nursing hosted Glove Awareness Week from 30th April to

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Seven qualities to be a nurse

Seven qualities to be a nurse

April 26, 2018

There are many qualities needed to be a nurse – more than ever, you might argue, for today’s nursing professionals, who require a degree as

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Action needed now to attract nursing students

Action needed now to attract nursing students

April 20, 2018

The RCN has called on ministers to take urgent action to encourage students to apply for nursing courses starting this year. The comments were made

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