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9 blog posts
  • Denise Symister Denise Symister 11 Dec 2019

    The National Bereavement Care Pathway

    The quality of care that a bereaved family receives during a pregnancy or baby loss can have a lasting effect; poor care can make their experience much worse. The quality of bereavement care varies regionally in England and Wales. However, all bereaved parents should be offered the same quality care no matter where they live. 

  • 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.

  • Fighting FGM Ruth Bailey Ruth Bailey 12 Jun 2018

    Ending female genital mutilation - where next?

    “Why do you care about FGM?” That was the question posed by Leethen Bartholomew, head of the national FGM centre, at an event hosted by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in May.

  • Ovarian cancer awareness month Debby Holloway Debby Holloway 14 Mar 2018

    March is ovarian cancer awareness month

    Despite advances in treatment and care, ovarian cancer remains one of the biggest causes of death from gynaecological cancers in women. 

  • Women suffering pain from endometriosis Debby Holloway Debby Holloway 14 Mar 2018

    Striving to improve women’s access to endometriosis care

    It’s estimated that 176 million women worldwide are affected by endometriosis. 

  • 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. 

  • Fighting FGM Carmel Bagness Carmel Bagness 24 Nov 2017

    FGM – everybody’s business

    There has been good progress in the fight against FGM over recent years but, as Carmel Bagness warns, there is still much to be done.