Andrea Downey

Nursing Standard

Menopause: how one nurse started meaningful conversations at work

Wendy Madden is making sure nurses with debilitating symptoms don't suffer in silence

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A first look at the new national nurses’ uniform

The smart scrub tunic, in an array of colours, will be available next summer

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‘Short-sighted’ autumn statement brings no money for NHS

Critics point to £1.7bn financial hole and say waiting times and staffing levels will worsen

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Renewed calls to add long-COVID to list of occupational diseases

Nurses ‘doubly let down’ as government fails to allow access to benefits support

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Cutting nursing degree length should be ‘permanently off the table’

RCN criticises government letter that proposed the cut as a way to boost workforce numbers

RCN Nursing Awards 2023 winner
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RCN Nursing Awards 2023: all the winners and their projects

The inspiring nurses who are leading change and improving outcomes in patient care

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Just one week until Nursing Live: here’s why you should go

Get your free ticket to our unique celebration of nurses and nursing

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New standard simplifies patient notes, lifting burden on nurses

Unified approach in hospital, community and social care settings will free up nurses’ time

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Investment in nursing vital as NHS wait list could top eight million

Health Foundation analysis prompts calls for urgent action after ‘decade of underinvestment’

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Clocks are going back – but where’s the extra hour’s pay?

We asked Nursing Standard readers whether the extra hour on shift should mean extra pay

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Rise in retired NHS nurses returning to work after pension change

Nurses use ‘retire-and-return’ option more than other retired staff groups

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High levels of stress among unsupported, burnt out staff is putting patients at risk

Near misses, medicine errors and unsafe incidents are rife says CQC’s annual report

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Community nursing: give your views on new standards

Nurses’ feedback sought on standards for three specific fields of practice

Two young women, with books in their arms, walk up a staircase – as nurse academics call for politiicans to prioritise nursing student recruitment
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NHS nurse workforce needs to priority of whoever wins next general election

Healthcare academics issue wish-list they hope will shape next government’s agenda

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New NHS uniform: ‘colour-coding may seem generic, but there’s a reason why’

Nurses’ employers now being consulted over which roles correspond to which colours

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Hike in visa fees poses new threat to nurse retention, warns RCN

‘Unaffordable’ visa fees will price essential overseas nurses out of the NHS

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Nurse awarded medal for her bravery in Co-op knife attack

Lisa Way was given the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for attempting to disarm woman

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Nursing Live: all the event has on offer for nurses

The eclectic programme includes masterclasses, careers advice, yoga and singing