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  • Woman in labour with nitrous oxide Angela Cartwright Angela Cartwright 11 Jul 2019

    Combating climate change - the view from maternity

    Climate change has been described as the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century and the world’s response to this public health emergency will shape the health of nations for centuries to come.

  • Ismalia de sousa Ismalia de sousa 24 Apr 2019

    The time is now for a career framework for stroke nurses

    The RCN Neuroscience forum is developing a UK Career Framework for Stroke nurses. 

  • Anna Crossley Anna Crossley 25 Feb 2019

    Celebrating Nursing Practice

    Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.

  • Diane Shearer Diane Shearer 10 Jul 2018

    As Advanced Level Nurses it is our duty to promote standardisation

    Diane was recently awarded the RCN credential for Advanced Level Nursing Practice. Here, she shares her thoughts on the importance of standardising roles used in Primary Care.

  • Pregnancy screening Linda Bailey Linda Bailey 1 Feb 2018

    Non-invasive prenatal testing

    Pregnant women and midwives and nurses working in NHS maternity, gynaecology and neonatal services will hear much more about non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in the months to come. 

  • Mother and newborn baby Judy Evans Judy Evans 1 Feb 2018

    Collecting colostrum

    The benefits of breastfeeding are well known but there are many reasons why newborns might end up receiving formula first and often this is beyond a mother’s control.

  • Paul Cornforth Paul Cornforth 16 Nov 2017

    Credentialing for ANPs is vital on several fronts

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Paul Cornforth, talks about the importance of Credentialing for ANPs, patients and employers.

  • Jess Read Jess Read 2 Jun 2017

    Meet A-EQUIP – England’s new non-statutory model of clinical supervision for midwives

    A number of serious clinical incidents resulting in tragic consequences for mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay brought about the PHSO’s report, Midwifery supervision: recommendations for change.