Petra Kendall-Raynor

Two nurses taking a break. Picture: John Behets
Nursing Standard

Unions criticise Welsh health board’s plan to change rotas

Move to standardise shift patterns prompts concerns over unpaid breaks and contracted hours

The reusable models will avoid single-use inhalers going to landfill Picture: Alamy
Nursing Standard

Reusable inhaler could cut plastic waste

Device can be reused six times before being recycled and will reduce product carbon footprint

Picture shows a nurse doing a medicines review with an older man. A nurse-led monitoring tool that checks for adverse drug reactions could help curb overuse of mental health medicines in care homes, researchers say.
Mental Health Practice

Nurse-led monitoring tool could curb overprescribing in care homes

Simple checklist could help avoid overuse of medicines for mental health issues in care homes

Cardiff Crown Court
Nursing Standard

Suspended jail sentence for nurse who ran Botox business while on sick leave

Nicola Bevan also forged prescriptions to obtain cosmetic products for private work

Royal Cornhill Hospital staff publicise their #RespectUs campaign
Nursing Standard

Respect us: hospital staff hope their simple message will keep them safe

Royal Cornhill Hospital campaign aims to protect staff from abuse or assault

Photo of Taurai Matare meeting Boris Johnson
Nursing Standard

RCN Nurse of the Year praised by prime minister

Taurai Matare met Boris Johnson during his publicity visit to London hospital

illustration shows hands posting ballot papers into a ballot box as Northern Ireland RCN members prepare to vote on whether to take industrial action
Nursing Standard

Strike ballot: RCN names the date for industrial action vote in Northern Ireland

Low pay and nurse staffing levels have left members ‘angry and disillusioned’

Hospice nurse with a patient – Arthur Rank hospice has become first to join Cavell Nurses Trust employee support scheme
Nursing Standard

Cavell Nurses' Trust welcomes hospice to its staff welfare scheme

Cambridge Hospice will encourage staff facing hardship to use the programme

Omar Salem (left) confronts Boris Johnson as Alan Gurney (centre) looks on Picture: PA
Nursing Standard

Prime minister tackled on nursing shortages by angry father during hospital visit

Omar Salem confronted prime minister Boris Johnson during a press visit to a London hospital

Male nurse being kind to a colleague
Nursing Standard

Nurses – be kinder to each other and patients will benefit, says NHS trust

New project urges staff to appreciate colleagues and check on their welfare

view of sea and mountains from the Scottish island of Rassay, where resident nurses have been appointed after a 10-year absence
Nursing Standard

Nurses on Raasay: Scottish island to welcome resident staff back after decade’s absence

Nurses and GPs have been coming in by boat to hold their clinics

RCN advertising campaign will target the public in a bid to secure a safe nurse staffing law in England
Nursing Standard

Safe nurse staffing campaign: RCN takes its fight to the public

College appeals for the public’s support in its bid to secure a safe staffing law in England

Checking for pressure ulcers
Nursing Standard

Expensive air mattresses only offer marginal benefit to patients, study authors say

Specialist foam mattresses are effective for preventing pressure ulcers – and far cheaper

Scottish parliament building
Nursing Standard

RCN demands action on bullying in Scottish health service

Parliamentary debate on the issue sparks call for culture change

ED attendances increased to 24.8 million in 2018-19 Picture: iStock
Emergency Nurse

Emergency department attendance is twice as high in most deprived areas

People in bottom 10% of poorest areas account for over half of emergency admissions

Waiting room at NHS health centre in London. Picture: Alamy
Nursing Standard

Front-line NHS staff brace themselves for winter crisis period

Data show emergency department and cancer treatment waiting times are going up

NMC report on whistleblowing
Nursing Standard

NMC receives 34 ‘qualifying’ whistleblowing disclosures in 2018-19

Report reveals how the nursing regulator dealt with whistleblowers’ concerns

Irish nurses picketing outside Cork University Hospital
Nursing Standard

Irish nurses will be ‘prime targets’ for UK recruiters post-Brexit, union says

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns government to improve working conditions

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