Nurses thinking of leaving: is lack of leadership partly to blame?

Ineffective leadership is often behind reasons for leaving, such as bullying or stress

5 simple ways to be a greener nurse – small climate-conscious changes you can make

These easy adjustments to your routine could save energy and cut emissions

Misplaced perceptions of stammering – and how to improve communication

Pity and impatience are unhelpful. Here’s what nurses need to know instead

Mental health sick leave: why NHS employers need to be more explicit about supporting us

With sickness absence rising, organisations should show they value nurses’ well-being

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

We must do better for children receiving mental healthcare

Input from children’s nurses would help improve children’s mental health services

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

Parity of esteem still a distant goal – and what mental health nurses can do about it

Nurses must be advocates for right to equal treatment even if it means challenging others

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

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

My simple tip for nurses based on time as an inpatient on two very different wards

Don’t underestimate the power of social interactions on a mental health ward

Why sexual safety needs to be embedded as a core value in mental healthcare

Basic human rights must be respected in the places people work, are cared for and visit

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

Four ways to improve support for people who hear voices

A collaborative approach acknowledging the voices can help to reduce anxiety

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