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Senior nurse Tara Iles (second from left) with staff at the Southmead Hospital menopause café in Bristol

How a menopause café is supporting nurses at work

Senior nurse Tara Iles wanted healthcare staff to have a safe space to talk

Health and social care secretary Steve Barclay says funding for nurse pay offer will be ‘a matter for the chancellor’

Growing doubts about how nurse pay offer will be funded

Government will not increase budget to pay for it, so will existing NHS coffers be raided?

Nurses slam 5% pay offer as a ‘slap in the face’

Poll of Nursing Standard readers on Twitter reveals majority dismayed by pay offer

Nurses urged to vote for the new 5% pay offer

RCN and DHSC have agreed to put forward a pay increase of 5% for 2023-24

Strikers at the University Hospital of North Durham

Nurses’ pay: new deal expected to be agreed today

Offer could be one-off payment for this year and maximum of 5% for 2023-24

Photo of nurses on the picket line at St Thomas' Hospital in London

Should nurses go back on strike while pay talks continue?

A nurse-led petition is urging the RCN to restart walkouts in England

Evidence and Practice

Virtual and online learning during Covid-19

Virtual and online learning during Covid-19

Education experiences of community children’s nursing students during the pandemic

Exploring the voices of children and children’s nurses in hospital: implications for nursing practice

Exploring the voices of children and children’s nurses in hospital

Findings from a study and literature review, and implications for children’s nursing practice

Implementing partnership working to enhance the care of the acutely unwell child in children’s community palliative care services

Implementing partnership working to enhance the care of the acutely unwell child

Care of children who become acutely unwell while accessing community palliative care services

Respiratory syncytial virus and its prophylaxis with palivizumab: exploring nurses’ knowledge

Respiratory syncytial virus and its prophylaxis with palivizumab

A survey of nurses’ knowledge of palivizumab administration for children with respiratory...

Prosopagnosia (face blindness) and child health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prosopagnosia (face blindness) and child health during the COVID-19 pandemic

A consideration of the potential effects of mask-wearing due to COVID-19 on child health

Factors associated with health-related quality of life in children with sickle cell disease

Factors associated with quality of life in children with sickle cell disease

Recognise the factors that can affect health-related quality of life


Why I became a children’s nurse – and why I still love it

Six nurses reveal why they chose children’s nursing and why it remains so rewarding

Children and smacking: what changes to the law mean for your practice

Where each UK country stands, and how to respond if you see a child smacked by an adult

Effective communication with children and young people: tips and tricks

How to engage with younger patients and ensure they understand their care

Integrated care systems: why they’re going to matter to you (if they don’t already)

A seamless health and care system sounds like the perfect plan – but will ICSs work?

Specialist nurse team’s sleep project helps children with severe learning disabilities

Nurses trained as sleep counsellors and ran online workshops to support families and carers

Overworked and planning to leave – but what will it take to make you stay?

What some employers are doing, and the practical steps others can take to keep staff


A baby receiving phototherapy: it is now an established treatment for neonatal jaundice

Jaundice: how one nurse’s chance discovery in the 1950s transformed neonatal care

Jean Ward’s observation of babies in her care paved the way for the modern-day treatment

Many children and families face rising home care costs during the energy crisis

Ventilator-dependent children’s lives put at risk by high energy costs

Nurses can act and advocate for children and families facing cost of living crisis

Replacing the principle that nurses who work with children should be educated as children’s nurses and the reintroduction of ‘general' nurses as the mainstay of the children’s nursing workforce could involve considerable risk

Why general nursing education would be detrimental for children’s care

Diluting nurses’ skill sets and a return to the ‘general’ nurse would be a mistake


Student-led wards: can they help boost your clinical skills and confidence?

Collaborative learning puts students at the forefront of decision-making

A well-being app for your nursing course: ShinyMind for students

New version of the popular app will focus on the challenges of nursing studies

Climate emergency: how nursing students can lead greener practice

How to share your knowledge of greener practice with the whole nursing team


The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has published a draft set of standards to support specialist community nursing practitioner qualifications

QNI field-specific standards – what are they and how will they be used?

Draft standards spell out expectations for SPQs for community nurses

Nurse talent managers in the NHS: what does this relatively new role involve?

Established to attract, retain and develop staff, these roles are a great career move too

How mentoring can help overseas nurses reach senior roles

A programme supporting Filipino nurses, plus tips for getting the most out of mentoring