The chancellor took the correct approach in his budget by saying he would wait for the review body to report on nurses’ pay and promising to find the money needed to meet its recommendation
Health Education England has cut its CPD budget for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals by more than half since 2015 – with significant, negative consequences, writes editor Graham Scott
Rather than looking for ways to reduce spending, a trust in Lancashire asks staff to become ‘quality champions’ – a refreshing approach that has improved outcomes and efficiency, writes editor Graham Scott
Our 2017 RCNi student award winner – and now regular contributor – Zoe Butler describes a crash of confidence in her first role after qualifying and reminds us that we all need help when we’re starting out, writes editor Graham Scott
Health Foundation report highlights the scale of the staff turnover challenge, with some parts of the NHS losing almost a third of their workforce every year, writes editor Graham Scott
Thanks to the appointment of two women called Elizabeth, nursing looks set to improve its standing worldwide.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has finally reached the conclusion we need more nurses, but his definition of ‘nurses’ may signal a return to the past, writes editor Graham Scott
With few nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds attaining the profession’s most senior posts, transformational change is the next step in achieving equality of opportunity, writes editor Graham Scott
Newly qualified nurses in Scotland are to receive additional support during their first in year in practice through an enhanced version of the country’s Flying Start programme, and its success could benefit NHS Scotland for years to come.
One in four nursing students drop out of their training courses, yet the bodies responsible remain complacent, showing a shameful disregard for the future of the profession.
Nursing Standard research shows turnover in nurse director roles remains unacceptably high, writes editor Graham Scott.
Short-sighted priorities mean the government hasn’t moved beyond makeshift efforts to boost nurse numbers in England, writes editor Graham Scott.
News stories about problems in the NHS invariably contain a comment from the Department of Health, but such responses often reveal complacency and a disregard for the consequences of short staffing.
The nursing workforce should reflect the population it serves, but men are under-represented. Now there is a move to address this inequality.
In the most significant change to RCN leadership for a generation, rank and file nurses have the opportunity to join a new committee that will shape the future of the profession, says editor Graham Scott.
The regulator’s proposals for nurse education will divide opinion – which is why yours counts.
After years of poor workforce planning, disillusioned nurses are leaving the profession – and something needs to be done to stem the tide, writes editor Graham Scott.
The government’s position is weak, so now is the time for the nursing profession to unite in pursuit of a fairer pay deal, writes editor Graham Scott.