Jennifer Sprinks


Guidance on managing iron-deficiency anaemia published

RCN's guidance aims to help nurses understand how to identify and treat iron-deficiency anaemia


ICN chief executive officer David Benton steps down

David Benton, chief executive officer of the ICN since October 2008, has announced he will step down from the position on September 30


Guidance urges nurses and midwives to be honest when things go wrong

The Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Medical Council have published guidance on creating a more open and transparent culture within health care


RCN members reject government plans to scrap unsocial hours pay

On the final day of RCN congress 2015, nurses voted unanimously to defend their unsocial hours payments


Dishonesty may put you before the NMC, barrister warns nurses

Ben Rich advises nurses to pursue a policy of being honest in their private lives to avoid having to face a fitness-to-practise panel


Tell staff what is expected of them under revalidation, warns trust

Concerted efforts are needed to engage nurses in revalidation, according to Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who is piloting the NMC's new process for revalidation


England's top public health nurse urges nurses to champion prevention work

Addressing nurses at RCN congress in Bournemouth, Public Health England chief nurse Viv Bennett said nurses have a vital leadership role in improving public health outcomes of their local population


RCN members call on leadership to ramp up the pressure on politicians over A&Es

UK's governments must address the 'relentless' challenges facing emergency departments, RCN congress resolution states


Keep a diary, emails, appraisal notes – advice for nurses being bullied

At a fringe session on bullying at RCN congress, a former NHS manager shared her experience of being bullied and nurses were advised on how to deal with workplace bullying


Nurses demand rethink of immigration rules for non-EU nurses

Nurses at RCN congress have voted in favour of a resolution calling on the UK government to withdraw plans for the enforced removal of non-EU nurses if they are not earning at least £35,000 after six years


Congress members set to vote on emergency safe staffing resolution

Members at RCN congress in Bournemouth will be asked to vote on an emergency resolution lobbying for NICE to be reinstated to safe staffing work

Peter Carter. Picture credit: John Houlihan

Peter Carter reveals that RCN could have 'done more' to secure fair pay deal

Final speech to RCN congress as college general secretary


Thousands of overseas nurses will be forced to leave, RCN warns

College urges government to rethink 'illogical' immigration rules that will send many staff home, despite ongoing shortages


Nurses join London march for safe staffing

Nurses join march organised by Cure the NHS campaign group and call on Department of Health to reinstate NICE's review of research into safe staffing


NHS publishes data on optimal medication use in a bid to improve patient outcomes

NHS England updates a 'dashboard' of data designed to ensure patients take medication in the most effective way


£34 million Welsh Government funding boost to move more care into the community

Welsh health and social services minister Mark Drakeford has announced that £34 million will be invested into providing more care closer to home, including helping GPs to recruit more advanced nurse practitioners


Review into premature mortality of people with learning disabilities

A national review will seek to uncover why people with learning disabilities die prematurely, and aim to reduce those figures

Nursing Standard

What the chancellor’s cuts today mean for public health tomorrow

England’s health service is grappling with an ageing population coupled with a desire for people to live well for longer. In its attempts to address such pressures on NHS resources, the government wants people to take control of their own health and to focus more on preventive measures.