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Planet Rachael - Tippex time

You will all be familiar with the concept of time. It’s the thing there is never enough of (...

Learning disability nursing needs a new form of leadership

Why learning disability nursing needs a new form of leadership

Value of psychodynamic therapy

Georgina Parkes explains how professionals who form trusting relationships with clients can...

RCN's centenary offers a chance to reflect on a century of change

Former RCN president Lucy Ottley once said: ‘What an opportunity we have to guide the future...

A change for the better

Revalidation, one of the most significant changes to the regulation of nurses and midwives,...

The man who went to bed for a year

David O’Driscoll considers the concept of mid-life crisis and how it applies to people with...

Planet Rachael - Crime and punishment

Recently, Rachael and I visited Lancaster Castle. This unique set of historical buildings,...

Keep your eyes – and mind – open to signs of domestic abuse

Abuse is often hidden behind an 'ordinary' relationship, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda...

Voices - Being a Care Maker means sharing the spirit of the 6Cs, says Jane Cummings

Last month a celebration event was held for Care Makers – those volunteers who act as...

Inspirational lessons in frailty

Frailty in older patients is an important issue that we all need to be aware of in light of...

Surviving seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Nickola Amin suggests a way to survive seasonal pressures while delivering quality care

Clients are becoming commodities

Alex McClimens argues that privatisation of services will lead to the exploitation of people...

Comforting thoughts

How a patient’s soft toy collection drew David O’Driscoll back to the pioneering work of...

Planet Rachael - Joining in the dance

Spring is in the air. Do I dare ask how far you have got with your New Year’s resolutions?

The meningitis B vaccine shouldn’t depend on a parent’s finances

Why I paid three times the recommended price to protect my daughter

Voices - The NMC is responsive to nurses’ ever-changing needs, says Janet Finch

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is committed to being a dynamic organisation that values...

Today's nurses should be proud of their graduate status...

Jennifer Hunt urges newly quaified nurses to be tall poppies, not shrinking violets

Voices - We must be honest about the NHS care we can expect, says Janet Davies

After years of campaigning for better training, regulation and opportunities for healthcare...

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