Kimberley Hackett

Nurses with banners voice their disapproval at lack of pay rise outside Downing Street during the COVID-19 crisis
Nursing Standard

Nurse protests planned over lack of pay rise for NHS workers

Unite calls public sector pay announcement a ‘slap in the face’ for nursing staff

Florence Nightingale face mask
Nursing Standard

Help to save the Florence Nightingale Museum – buy the bicentenary face mask

All the profits will assist in keeping the struggling museum open

A black African woman sitting before an NMC hearing. Picture: Charles Milligan
Nursing Standard

Increase in number of nurses of black African ethnicity facing FtP process

The group made up 13.3% of new referrals to the NMC, despite only forming 7% of the register

Nursing Standard

More than a third of nurses are thinking of quitting – and low pay is the main reason

RCN survey finds an increasing number want to leave, with many feeling undervalued

Nurses are experiencing high levels of work related stress. A photo of a nurse crying on another nurses shoulder. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

Pressures and working conditions are damaging nurses’ health, ten-year review finds

Staffing levels and high workloads are leading to stress, burnout and mental health problems

Nursing Standard

COVID-19: health staff should be first in line for flu jabs as NHS plans for second wave

Flu vaccinations ‘would ease seasonal pressures if predicted surge occurs’

Picture of actresses Bisola Bello as Mary Seacole and Victoria Winter as Florence Nightingale
Nursing Standard

New film tells the inspiring stories of nurse pioneers Nightingale and Seacole

Documentary uses art, dance and interviews to highlight their challenges and achievements

Covid testing centre
Nursing Standard

Test all hospital staff if one member has COVID-19, suggests health leader

NHS England director for acute care says the move would help to ‘keep a lid on the outbreaks’

Picture shows Georgia Morgan with Amelia, 8, and Jacob, 5
Nursing Standard

Nurse couple reunited with children after separation due to COVID-19

‘Lots of smiles, hugs and some tears’ following ten weeks apart

Students sat in a lecture theatre. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

Increase in nursing degree applications ‘not enough to hit recruitment target’

Despite the rise, RCN says the government is still not on track for 50,000 more nurses

Image shows senior nurse comforting a stressed and burnt out nurse
Nursing Standard

Quarter of nurses cite stress and poor mental health as reasons for leaving – NMC survey

More than 1,600 nurses shared their views on why they left the profession

Workers on the warehouse floor gather supplies at the NHS' National Procurement Warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall of personal protective equipment
Nursing Standard

MPs demand detailed PPE plan ahead of potential second COVID-19 wave

Parliamentary committee wants clarity on supply plans within two months

Annual leave
Nursing Standard

COVID-19: ‘exhausted’ nurses urged to take annual leave and focus on well-being

Nurse leaders are concerned that a tired workforce will face a second wave of cases

Nurse prepares to administer IV medicines to male patient lying in hospital bed
Nursing Standard

IV medications errors: guidelines improve safety if nurses road-test them first

Study found nurses’ input into how guidance is written reduces errors

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Nursing Standard

Nurses need new pay deal not COVID bonus, PM told

Aside from applause and kind words, pay must be enough to attract and retain nurses, RCN says

Nursing Standard

Patients give vote of confidence for nurses, but have concerns about staff shortages

Majority of hospital patients always have confidence in nurses, reveals 2019 survey

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Emergency Nurse

COVID-19: emergency departments ‘not fit for purpose’

Survey of ED clinicians reveals concerns over lack of isolation facilities

Cancer nurse consultation
Cancer Nursing Practice

Vast majority of cancer patients find it easy to contact clinical nurse specialist

Patient survey reveals mainly positive experiences of services despite some disparities