Petra Kendall-Raynor

Picture shows a healthcare worker looking at a screen. New core capabilities framework may mean primary care nurses needing to top up their skills and knowledge.
Primary Health Care

New standards for advanced clinical practitioners in primary care

Skills for Health framework may mean nurses need to top up skills and knowledge

Image of a young person with a learning disability and autisim who has been locked in an inpatient unit
Learning Disability Practice

Charities call for government action on people with learning disabilities ‘locked away’

More than 2,000 people with LDs, including 230 children, sectioned under Mental Health Act

Tyspane care home in north Devon
Nursing Standard

Nursing home manager struck off for failing to act on abuse claims

NMC sanctions three former staff at Devon care home for patient neglect

woman lies on a hospital trolley in front of a window in a hospital reception area
Nursing Standard

Corridor care: how it’s becoming the new normal for many nurses

Nurses reveal the risks they are witnessing to patient safety and dignity

Aileen Coomber
Nursing Standard

Award-winning nurse retires after almost seven decades in the profession

Aileen Coomber, RCNi’s 2017 Bank Nurse award winner, was part of the NHS at 70 celebrations

young woman sits a written test
Nursing Standard

Overseas nurses: NMC continues English language testing shake-up

Regulator plans to abolish time limit on nursing qualifications taken in English

Picture shows the burning building in Bolton from which students were evacuated, with fire engines in a nearby street. Members of the nursing community have rallied round to help those affected.
Nursing Standard

Nurses collect donations for students affected by building fire

Fellow university students and local nursing staff offer support after flats destroyed

The Welsh Labour party political broadcast featured an actor dressed as a nurse
Nursing Standard

Welsh Labour withdraws political broadcast that features an actor playing a nurse

Parties must clarify use of actors if the audience could be ‘misled’ by their appearance

Jean Higgins presents a bouquet to the then Princess Elizabeth, now the Queen at a film premiere
Nursing Standard

Tributes paid to a proud pioneer of agency nursing

Jean Higgins ran an early nurse recruitment agency set up for the benefit of the NHS

student tends to a teenage inpatient at the bedside
Nursing Standard

Children’s and learning disability nursing in Wales: no extra university places planned

Failure to expand fields’ student cohorts at odds with government’s NHS vision, says RCN

The Tories planning fast-track visa for nurses. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

Conservatives pledge to introduce fast-track visas for overseas nurses

Points-based proposal would mean reduced fee and extra points for those coming to work in NHS

Belfast City Hall. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

Call for memorial to Northern Ireland’s first world war nurses

Researchers from the RCN’s History of Nursing network lobby for a plaque at Belfast City Hall

Image of patients waiting in an emergency department
Emergency Nurse

Public poll backs early initial assessment on arrival at EDs

Healthwatch England survey reveals most people want treatment within an hour

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Nursing Standard

Welsh health board decides to ‘not progress’ plans to change rotas

Unions had objected to proposals over concerns about contracted hours

Picture of specialist community public health nurse Anne Mulligan, who came up with the idea of creating a video and workbook to help children understand the changes they go through during puberty.
Nursing Children and Young People

School nurses create video to help children understand puberty

A team of school nurses have made a video to help children understand changes they go through

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