Stephanie Jones-Berry

Illustration highlighting the 'conveyor belt' of directors of nursing in the UK
Nursing Standard

The high turnover of chief nurses and why it undermines front-line staff

Many directors of nursing don’t get a chance to hit their stride – or champion their staff

Picture shows a female medic chatting to an older woman who is sitting up in a hospital bed. The article says the nursing profession needs to debate whether intentional rounding is the best way to deliver care to patients.
Nursing Management

Senior nurses need to discuss whether the practice of intentional rounding continues

Is intentional rounding the best way to deliver care or just a tick-box exercise?

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Nursing Standard

Nurses in Northern Ireland announce Christmas strike date

Walkout will be the first in RCN history – as Unison members plan industrial action too

Flooding in the village of Catcliffe near Sheffield
Nursing Standard

Nursing in the floods: praise for professionalism of community and acute staff

Nursing teams keep patients and each other safe during flood crisis

Daniel Platt, mental health lead nurse at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, was found dead on 20 October
Nursing Standard

Bereaved mother of mental health nurse pays tribute to ‘selfless’ son

Hundreds of messages of condolence left for nurse described as passionate about mental health

Illustration showing arrivals at an airport, with an arrivals board showing a breakdown of nurse numbers coming from different countries
Nursing Standard

Can the NHS stick to its commitment to ethical recruitment?

Amid global healthcare staffing shortages, the NHS is relying more heavily on overseas nurses

Strike action
Nursing Standard

RCN members in Northern Ireland vote to strike for first time in union’s history

Northern Ireland nurses ready to take action over pay disparity with the rest of the UK

Nahla Walker (centre), with Helen Drury (left) and Joanne Leivesley
Nursing Standard

Community nurses inspire their six-year-old ‘nurse in training’

Nahla Walker wants to be a nurse one day, and now she can dress just like those who treat her

Picture shows a group of older people sitting in chairs while a younger man in the centre of the room throws one of them a beach ball. A four-year project will build data resource on treatment and services at care homes.
Nursing Older People

Nurse-led study will examine quality of life in care homes

Four-year project will build data resource on treatment and services at care homes

Leanne Thomas speaking on the video
Nursing Standard

Nurse’s video message urges colleagues to get the flu jab

Leanne Thomas tells of sister’s death due to complications following influenza

Stressed looking woman. Picture: iStock
Nursing Standard

Healthcare workers have higher risk of stress, anxiety or depression

These issues account for half of work-related illnesses in the health and social care sector

Man holding red card up
Nursing Standard

Bristol trust launches ‘red card’ scheme to deal with racist abuse from patients

Campaign aims to protect staff after spike in racist incidents over past year

Marie Stopes West London Centre sign
Nursing Standard

Abortion services: nursing students first to complete clinical placement at charity

The two students spent six weeks at charity Marie Stopes’ centre in London

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Nursing Standard

Nurses boost health screening rates by using Facebook to promote prevention services

Practice staff are harnessing social media to widen uptake and reduce anxiety

Spending on agency nurses in Scotland has risen by half since 2014-15
Nursing Standard

Agency nurse spend in Scotland reaches new high

Spending watchdog urges government to publish long-overdue workforce plan

Furness General Hospital
Nursing Standard

Morecambe Bay midwifery scandal: NMC admits it ‘made an awful situation much worse’

We prioritised process over people, nurse regulator states

Picture shows nurses Samantha Wilby and Faye England wearing acorn badges to show they are newly qualified. Novice nurses and midwives at a trust in Yorkshire will wear the badges to remind other staff to be patient with them.
Nursing Standard

Novice nurses to wear badges urging patience

Newly qualified nurses at a trust in Yorkshire will wear badges to remind staff to be patient

Homepage of the Safe Space health website
Nursing Standard

School nurses develop ‘fun and interactive’ health website for students

Secondary schools in Surrey can access advice on physical and emotional well-being