Jo Stephenson

Nurses’ views bypassed in higher-level staffing decisions

Data given precedence over nursing judgement at the cost of patient care, study finds

Nursing in a care home look at documents in a folder together

New support aims to boost well-being of nurses working in social care

Clinical supervision programme focuses on emotional challenges of the role

Photo of nurses striking at Harrogate District Hospital earlier this year

Strikes: minimum staffing levels could be ‘discriminatory’

RCN also says the ‘draconian new law tries to stop nurses from speaking up for patients’

Photo of young child receiving a vaccine, illustrating a story about the chickenpox vaccine

Nurses may lead chickenpox immunisation for young children

Advisory committee recommends vaccine at 12 months and 18 months

Photo of Paula McGowan campaigned to improve the care of people with a learning disability and/or autism after the death of her teenage son Oliver, also pictured

More than 1m complete first part of learning disability training

Training named after Oliver McGowan (inset) will improve learning disability and autism care

Nurses march with banners calling for better NHS pay

Bank nurses’ belated COVID backlog bonus victory – but others could still lose out

Union calls on other NHS trusts to include bank staff in one-off bonus payment

Photo of busy nurses on ward, illustrating story on concerns about staff burnout

Staff burnout and morale among key concerns for trust leaders

Survey also finds most believe delivering care this winter will be even tougher than the last

King Charles meets nurses

King hosts reception celebrating UK’s international nurses and midwives

Hundreds of nurses attended a reception at Buckingham Palace as Charles and NHS turn 75

A woman looks out of the window as she takes the bus to work

NHS will urge nurses to walk or take buses to work as part of its net zero targets

Unions have stressed need to consider cost and staff safety – especially for shift workers

Photo of RCN senior nurse Linzi McIlroy with cadets on RCN Prince of Wales Nursing Cadet Scheme

Nurse cadet scheme aims to attract young people to profession

Scheme offers chance to study and gain hands-on experience in healthcare

RCN members on strike and holding placards outside Bexley Wing at St James’s Hospital, Leeds

Government revives plan to let agency staff provide strike cover

Unions say ‘irrational’ anti-strike plans would compromise patient safety

Nurses from India and Botswana who have joined the workforce at Royal Stoke University Hospital

Trust welcomes 30 nurses as part of successful international recruitment campaign

The recruitment programme has seen 352 overseas nurses join the trust since 2021

Nurse-led study will investigate hypnosis used to ease post-colectomy pain

Ana-Maria Toth will examine the use of hypnosis as an alternative to pain medication

Nurse still loving his job as he approaches the age of 80

Jimmy Cooper, who retired and then returned, says it helps him stay ‘fit and young’

Stigma, pain and leakage fears: period policy targets nurses’ concerns

National policy follows survey showing many nurses feel unable to discuss impact of symptoms

Nursing students: two thirds want a non-patient-facing career

Survey also finds many worried about their mental health, staff shortages and burnout

Bullying and abuse in the NHS: new support to help you speak up

NQNs and students among those most at risk – but guidance aims to empower you

Crucial role for nurses in helping reduce sepsis deaths

Regular in-depth training could help nurses ensure warning signs are spotted