Matthew Mckew

Nursing Standard

District nurse helps community workforce to keep pace with sepsis assessments

Eve Lightfoot wants to ensure community nurses can spot sepsis and deterioration

Jean White
Nursing Standard

EXCLUSIVE: ‘You can't comply with safe staffing law on some wards by robbing others’

Nurse managers are struggling to fill staffing gaps and protect skill mix

Suicidal thoughts
Nursing Standard

Suicide awareness: RCN mental health lead calls for clear guidance for nurses

Nurses ‘often feel ill-equipped to step in’ when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts

Nursing Standard

Social care needs NHS-style funding model, urges RCN activist

Let’s look back to start of NHS and do the same for social care, nurse tell congress

Nursing Standard

Congress demands increased funding for community nursing

Recent figures show a fall in district nursing numbers by 45% since 2010

Nursing Standard

Nurses call for pay parity for Northern Ireland colleagues

Members say RCN should demand pay rises be awarded despite collapse of Northern Ireland...

Nursing Standard

Congress calls for referendum on final Brexit deal

RCN resists congress call to lobby for final Brexit referendum until it consults membership

Nursing Standard

Medical use of cannabis should be decriminalised, says RCN congress

Decriminalise use of the class B drug for medical purposes, nurses urge

Nursing Standard

Nurses’ reluctance to strike tied our hands, says RCN chief pay negotiator

We couldn’t press for a bigger pay rise as nurses are unlikely to strike – Josie Irwin

Nursing Standard

Easy access to public toilets would cut social isolation, congress hears

RCN urged to campaign for more accessible public toilets, as many have closed due to funding cuts

Michael Coram
Nursing Standard

Nurses on both sides of NHS pay offer report bullying and taunts

Those against offer branded ‘deluded’, while some in favour bullied on social media,...

Nursing Standard

Patients at risk unless pay offer is extended beyond NHS

Patients could be harmed if the pay offer is not extended beyond the NHS into primary and...

Jo Grace
Learning Disability Practice

Helping prepare people with learning disabilities for injections using sensory communication

Jo Grace explains approaches to giving an injection with someone who is non-verbal

Siobhan O'Halloran
Learning Disability Practice

Ireland's chief nurse promises bright future for intellectual disability nurses

Siobhan O'Halloran says Ireland is investing in its undergraduate nursing programmes

Nursing Standard

Specialist cancer nurse roles are being downbanded, says Macmillan

Rise in complex caseloads and downbanding of cancer nurse roles may hit recruitment and retention, charity warns

Support pay deal
Nursing Standard

Unison urges nurses and support staff to accept three-year NHS pay deal

UK’s largest public service union endorses deal at this week’s health conference in Brighton

Nursing Standard

Hospital at risk as staff struggle to cover mental health shortages

A mental health hospital has been forced to reduce its number of beds because of ongoing staff shortages

Fitness to practise hearings
Nursing Standard

Fitness to practise: NMC launches plan to help nurses resolve cases before hearings

Regulator’s ruling body agrees proposal to overhaul how it deals with complaints about nurses and midwives in a bid to settle disputes quickly and move away from ‘adversarial, cumbersome and distressing’ process