Blurred image of healthcare professionals moving at high speed with a hospital trolley along a corridor, suggesting the time and workload pressures facing emergency department staff

DNACPR tragedy will prey on the consciences of nurses involved, but they are all of us

Patient’s death tells us what we already know, but will it change anything?

A young boy sitting on a swing in a children’s play area in a park

Why the shared experiences of 6,000 adults are a source of inspiration

Truth Project inspires despite inaction on recommendations of inquiry into child sexual abuse

Illustration showing two nursing team members in uniform standing pointing at a huge shift roster, as if discussing filling or swapping shifts

Unsocial shifts and rotas: what’s your breaking point?

Nurses are flexible but there has to be give and take if the NHS is to boost retention

An illustration showing a person’s movements being picked up by a motion sensor

While technologies can benefit patient safety, we need service user and nurse input

With a surge in technology use in mental health, the pros and cons should be assessed

A nurse stands in front of a line of other nurses, looking happy and confident. Yet nurses often downplay their role

Our professional inferiority complex: why you’re never ‘just’ a nurse

Safety-critical care is what we do, yet some of us can’t resist the urge to downplay

Car park pay machine and pay-and-display signs in a hospital car park – hospital nurses face charges and fines for parking at work

Hospital car parking: who exactly is making a profit from all those charges and fines?

Using staff as cash cows if they drive to work shows how far goodwill has fallen in the NHS

Cruel curbs on migrant care workers’ lives are at odds with British values

Rules to stop overseas staff bringing family are also risky for the care sector and NHS

Do autism health passports actually help nurses and patients in practice?

Two autistic researchers look at the pros and cons of health passports

A man smiling contentedly as he sits and has a conversation with another man

Mental health nursing: education revamp is boost to profession

Revamp of psychosocial intervention training will enhance therapeutic relationships

How my disability made me a better, braver nurse

As nurses we can use our own experiences as patients to enhance person-centred care

The King delivers his speech to parliament next to the Queen in November 2023

Why reform of the Mental Health Act should be a priority

The King’s speech offered nothing on Mental Health Act reforms, so we must push for change

Patient’s clinical negligence complaint left me broken and isolated by misplaced shame

Accusation blighted my life – but here’s how I survived, and you could too

Bullying in the NHS: more than just a few bad apples

System-wide change is needed so nurses can be confident reports will be dealt with

Tourette’s syndrome: how diagnosis has affected my career, and the support staff need

What happened when nurse Jonathan Bader began experiencing tics in his thirties

Why nurses deserve to be recognised as essential to improving rehabilitation care

Nurses were key to my daughter Emilia Clarke’s care experience following brain injury

The literature needs you: how to share your knowledge by writing a paper for publication

Nurse authors from diverse backgrounds are all too rare, so here’s how to get started

Flu jab uptake: why emotional blackmail and the promise of a lollipop didn’t sway me

Staff need to know they won’t feel pressure to keep working if they develop side effects

Martha’s rule: what it is – and how it can help you advocate for patients and families

The right to a second opinion could empower nurses working in hierarchical environments