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The myths about district nursing are putting off young graduates

We must dispel the myths about district nursing that are putting young graduates off this great career path.

Why can’t we work like this everyday?

On my way home from work one evening this summer I came across a road traffic accident. A motorcyclist had been hit by a car and was clearly in some distress in the road.

Low carb diets are taking my patients off diabetes medication

Carbohydrates have been seen as an essential part of our diet for some time. Recently however, some research has challenged our thinking, and this has made some healthcare professionals a little uneasy.

Last day of nursing bursaries in England

Undergraduate nurse trainees will now have to take out student loans, on which repayments will start at 9% once they being to earn over £21,000 per year.

A day in the life of a health visitor

The variety is one of the nice things that I like about health visiting; it is never the same. Also, you get to build relationships with families and feel them grow.

Managing a medical mystery

Managing a medical mystery – how practice nurses can support patients with unexplained syndromes.

Jeremy Hunt reappointed as health secretary for third time

Jeremy Hunt has been reappointed as health secretary for a record third time in Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.

Eight nurses a day seek urgent financial help, RCN reveals

One in four of the nurses who received support grants worth approximately £450 were in full-time work.

Care sector loses over 900 workers a day

Almost 340,000 adult social care workers in England quit their jobs last year, meaning over 900 left their roles each day, according to new figures.

Blog: Purple Day 2017 – the need for specialist nurses for young people with epilepsy

Sunday 26 March marked Purple Day – an international effort to raise awareness of epilepsy. Carol Long, CEO of charity Young Epilepsy explains why it’s vital that every child and young person with the neurological condition should have access to a specialist nurse.