Empathy and diversity: why warmth and connection are key to reducing inequalities

Bias in healthcare harms outcomes, so seeing the ‘whole person’ can be transformative

Letby case: families like ours are haunted by ‘what might have been’

Nurse describes the lasting impact of knowing her grandson was in harm’s way

Critical care nursing: what will it take to boost numbers and morale?

Why retention must be the first step on a rocky road ahead post-COVID-19

Infection prevention: why use of plastic gloves should not be our go-to solution

Often used inappropriately, gloves are no substitute for evidence-based hand hygiene

Why NEWS2 scores are not enough to spot a deteriorating patient

Early warning scores are only part of the armoury against preventable deaths

Convenient and affordable accommodation for NHS nurses is a welcome blast from my past

Trust’s offer of housing near the hospital is a step back in time that feels like progress

Why any move to cut clinical placement hours would be bad for students and patients

Curtailing undergraduate education is not a solution to the nurse staffing crisis

Student loans: will repayment changes deter future nurses?

Making ends meet is about to get tougher for nursing students

Why should you have to jump through hoops to prove your competence in a new workplace?

Skills passports would safe and seamless moves between employers and care settings

Does your handover room make staff – old and new – feel welcome?

Negative energy in the handover room can be demoralising for all staff members

When it’s hard to stay kind: how to get back in touch with your caring values

Every team member can help create a culture of compassion so we learn from our mistakes

Nurse safe staffing: what other countries are doing about it

Mandated minimum staffing ratios acknowledge and attempt to solve this long-term problem

Breast cancer care achievements: how we improved the patient experience

Listening to the patient experience has been an important catalyst for positive change

Do I have to retire at state pension age – and what about my NHS pension?

The rules around working past the age for receipt of pension, and when you can start claiming

Cancer care services face unprecedented challenges post-pandemic

Many oncology nurses have indicated that they are at breaking point

‘Nurses don’t wear stethoscopes’ – but here’s why you should

Stethoscopes are required for respiratory assessments, so why don’t more nurses wear them?

Nurse burnout is a worldwide emergency – investment is the lifeline

What’s needed now to address staff shortages, insufficient pay and spiralling stress

Why I’m voting to reject the pay deal – and to fight for a better offer

Voting yes would mean two more years of real-terms cuts, and accepting the staffing crisis