Howard Catton

Data on long-COVID is key to protect nurses’ health

Long-COVID must be classed as an occupational disease so nurses are protected

Life and death decisions and COVID-19: how an ethical code supports your practice

An internationally recognised code helps nurses advocate for fairer treatment for all

COVID-19 vaccines: why the richest nations shouldn’t be jumping the queue

Who gets priority worldwide should be based on risk, not nations’ (in)ability to pay

Mass traumatisation of nurses makes need to invest in profession more pressing than ever

Pandemic’s pressures likely to force many exhausted nurses to quit

Goodbye 2020 – the ‘year of the nurse’ that COVID-19 created

It hasn't been the year expected

COVID-19: what governments can do now to protect nurses

Deaths among healthcare workers match first world war figures – and risks must be recognised

Prioritising nurse safety not only protects staff, but patients too

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care

Fair pay: the only option that helps us keep the nurses we have

The international nurse stopgap is no longer a possibility. COVID-19 demands a values shift

Nursing after COVID-19: the long-term impact of our high-profile role

Stark images during the pandemic have dispelled old myths and stereotypes about nurses

Could the public health benefits of reduced pollution be a ‘chink of light’ in COVID-19?

Nurses can help create a better, healthier ‘normal’ after the trauma of the pandemic

nurse looks apprehensive, talking to a colleague, mug in hand

COVID-19: what employers need to do to cushion the emotional impact on nurses

Nurses deserve support from government, employers and each other to get through this pandemic

Applauding NHS workers

COVID-19: the love being shown to nurses needs to translate into action

When the applause quietens, nurses must be assured they will be equipped to do their job


COVID-19 has seen nurses around the world do what nurses always do: step up

To support them, governments must provide the protective equipment teams need, says ICN chief

Climate change is a global issue, but nurses see its effects close-up

Health threats from global warming make the need to end the nurse shortage extra-urgent

Let’s make 2020 our chance to push for more nurse funding

Year of the Nurse and Midwife presents an opportunity to advance the profession

WHO’s $60 million mental health initiative should not ignore nursing

Nurses are strangely absent from the World Health Organization’s five-year mental health plan

What well-resourced nursing practice can achieve – if nations invest in it

We need a world where governments pay nurses more, and pay for more nurses

We face a worldwide shortage of 9 million nurses

Urgent action is needed to avoid the catastrophic nursing shortage predicted by WHO