Well-being guardians

We must all help to transform the well-being culture in the NHS

Well-being guardians may lead the way, but we all have our part to play

Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate exceptional nursing care, writes editor Graham Scott

Making the difference to mental health services is a challenge for everyone

Editor Colin Parish on how you can get involved in the Mental Health Practice conference held in Manchester, in May

Jeremy Hunt

Survey reiterates the morale mantra, but Hunt still not listening

A new survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror newspaper reinforces the obvious reason why morale is poor: nurses simply do not feel valued, writes Graham Scott

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RCN sets the bar high for advanced nursing status

It’s good to see the college taking the lead on defining advanced practice, and it seems accreditation won’t be easy to achieve, writes Nursing Standard editor Graham Scott

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Nurses will benefit from NMC’s new approach to hearings

Overhauling procedure for fitness to practise cases will save money, says Graham Scott.

RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Let’s redress the balance with Nurse Awards

The annual RCNi Nurse Awards exist so that healthcare staff receive the recognition they deserve, says editor Graham Scott

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Seeing violence in the workplace

Exploring the effects witnessing violence in the workplace can have on your role.


Editorial: Unions' exasperation over pay is justified

Money released by chancellor must go to those keeping teh NHS running, says Graham Scott

Stressed woman

NMC hearings have a health risk

Nurses who are under investigation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) often have to wait months, even years, before their cases are heard. As you can imagine, waiting under such circumstances can take its toll on their mental health.

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Three cheers for the truth

It is refreshing to learn that a senior civil servant has been frank about the state of finances and the workforce in NHS mental health services.

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The joy of conferences

You can’t beat a good conference, and Frank Reilly’s opinion piece explains exactly why.

Lessons from a psychiatry guru

When I interviewed Len Bowers, who has retired from his post as professor of psychiatric...

Time to break out of our silos

Physical health care never goes off the agenda for mental health nurses, and there is now...

Political progress being made

The appointment by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of a shadow minister for mental health is a...