Jane Bates

Short-staffed and attacked by patients, are UK nurses being driven to extinction?

Managers feed the staffing crisis when they show indifference to attacks on team members

Retired nurse reservists: is this short-term fix such a bad idea?

It’s not a solution for the NHS staffing crisis but it could be a life-changer for patients

Nurses’ uniforms: solving the NHS’s dirty laundry problem

Infection prevention argument for on-site laundering gets another airing

Will the last nurse left in the NHS please turn out the light?

When nurses lose their annual leave due to others’ mismanagement, a line has been crossed

Why we must fight for long-COVID to be classed as an occupational disease

After front-line service, nurses with long-COVID have another battle on their hands

Periods at work: why old-fashioned attitudes need to catch up with modern nursing

Lack of concessions for staff dealing with menstrual leaks and cramps must change

Should wards have dedicated phone areas, so patients craving sleep get peace and quiet?

Ward design, alarms, and mobile phone use all make sound sleep seem an impossible dream

‘Wanted: superhuman angel nurses who will make a difference’

What happens when recruitment ads promote an image of nurses as martyrs

Let’s cool down the hydration debate: drink water but be discreet

Different generations have clashed about drinking at nurses’ stations

Work-life balance: why our employers need to be dragged into the 21st century

Women do most of the family caring, and workplaces must accommodate this

One nurse expressing irrational views can do great damage to public trust

Let’s remember our profession’s reputation when we tell the world what we think

Menopause: women’s shame is consigned to history, now let’s see NHS employers catch up

Nurses experiencing menopause symptoms deserve workplaces that meet their needs

Sleep breaks on shift are a serious step forward, whether you’re napping or not

Staff well-being and patient safety are both better served with this mid-shift innovation

One year into the pandemic, why are nurses still not getting effective PPE?

Ignoring WHO recommendations leaves staff feeling undervalued – and that takes its toll

Priority COVID-19 vaccination means all nurses, not just those in the NHS

Front-line staff at care homes, agencies and other private workplaces mustn’t be left behind

Why hamper retired nurses keen to help the coronavirus vaccine roll-out?

If ever there was a time to cut NHS red tape, it’s now

Let’s face 2021 with courage, creativity – and non-steamy eyewear

COVID-19 has tested nurses, but our ‘can-do’ spirit will see us through the days ahead

Free school meals campaign showed the best of us – from footballers to nurses

Starving children belong in Dickensian novels, not modern-day Britain