Long COVID: what you need to know

As research into the long-term impact of COVID-19 continues, we explore the symptoms and how you can support your patients’ recovery

'You don't always have to be strong'

Jessica explains how specialist mental health support helped her cope with the psychological trauma of being redeployed to an ITU

‘There are no exact words to describe this experience’

Wincey talks about the life-changing, devastating experiences of working on an intensive care unit during the height of the pandemic

First line of defence

Primary care mental health nurse Shelley thinks there should be more roles like hers in GP practices to support those seeking help

Helping to halt domestic abuse

Emergency sister Fionn is supporting people affected by domestic abuse as reported cases increase by more than 130% in her hospital

Vaccine ready?

Debbie Brown, advanced nurse practitioner in general practice, explains how she’s been involved in preparations for a COVID-19 vaccine rollout and what challenges need to be overcome

Teaching skills, saving lives

Supporting young people at risk of serious violence has helped health care professionals overcome compassion fatigue, says RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington, who set up a project to teach lifesaving skills

Time for something new?

Our free career coaching could help you explore your options, says RCN Member Support Services careers lead Julie Watkins 

Inside care homes: 'We’re definitely being recognised'

While looking after care home residents during the pandemic has been challenging for health care support staff, it’s also increased the public’s appreciation of their key role  

Tattoo taboo

We look at an area of breast reconstruction after surgery that is often neglected – nipple tattoos

Remembering Sylvia Denton

Serving as RCN president from 2002 to 2006, and contributing to the College in innumerable ways, Sylvia was a nursing force to be reckoned with and will be missed by the profession, her patients and all who knew her

Blended nursing degrees

Nichola Ashby, RCN Head of Professional Learning and Development, answers your questions about blended nursing degrees

Reducing the risk of discrimination

Our cultural ambassador programme aims to make sure nursing staff from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are treated fairly when facing disciplinary action

Inside care homes: no end in sight

This Scottish charity’s care homes have avoided the virus, but the pandemic isn't over. Here’s how they’re managing the fears of staff and residents

COVID-19: facing the second surge

After working in the Nightingale Hospital in London, intensive care nurse Jess Moorhouse considers what might be done differently during a second wave of COVID-19 hospitalisations