The London tower block fire has parallels with the Mid Staffs hospital scandal, with responsibility for public safety at the heart of both, writes editor Graham Scott.
The new government’s mandate may be weak, but Jeremy Hunt has a lot to get on with, from the pay cap to workforce planning and the right to remain for EU nursing staff, writes editor Graham Scott.
A new ICN campaign to raise the profession’s profile – and voice – will make the business case for giving nurses and their leaders more influence, writes editor Graham Scott
As they always do in the nation’s hour of need, nurses came to the rescue last week by responding so impressively to the terrorist attack in Manchester, says editor Graham Scott.
Rebanding of all jobs covered by Agenda for Change would be a major task, but nurses deserve a pay system that cannot be abused when times are tough, writes Graham Scott.
Nurses undoubtedly deserve a better pay deal, but an end to the government’s pay cap is also in the best interests of patients, writes editor Graham Scott
The theme of this year's Nurses' Day is nursing heroes and the winner of the Patient’s Choice category in 2017's RCNi Nurse Awards, Joanna O'Toole, undoubtedly has a heroic story to tell.
RCN Nurse of the Year 2017 Melanie Davies has transformed care for people with learning disabilities at her hospital and beyond.
There is a widespread misconception that working in a nursing home is relentlessly hard and unrewarding. Now, a project being run by Care England has sought to challenge these prejudices.
A Nursing Standard investigation suggests that there has been a small but welcome improvement in standards and a reduction in food waste.
Improving services for vulnerable people will require more, not fewer, traning places, writes editor Graham Scott.
We are approaching a decade of unprecedented pay restraint, but surely the time has come for a change in policy, writes editor Graham Scott
A new fast-track nursing scheme will be piloted from September, but is this the right approach to tackling the workforce shortage, or should the NHS focus on keeping the staff it has?
The RCNi Nurse Awards are the only awards that give patients the opportunity to choose their own nurse of the year
A new survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror newspaper reinforces the obvious reason why morale is poor: nurses simply do not feel valued, writes Graham Scott
You almost certainly do not know Liz Alderton, Jason Gray O'Connor or Hilda Hayo, but after reading this week's Nursing Standard, you will gain an idea of what these three nurses get up to in a typical day.
We are not yet a quarter of the way through 2017, but it already looks set to be a momentous year for nursing.
Sex kitten or battleaxe, doctor’s handmaiden or angel. Nurses have faced various stereotypes over the years, especially in the mainstream media, and have endured a lack of professional respect as a result.