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

A play therapist sits cross legged on the floor making notes as a young boy plays with some plastic animals

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

A health professional on a home visit talks to a mother holding a toddler who has a nasogastric tube in place

Recruitment to children’s nursing must not be allowed to dip

The specialty must not be forgotten in the bid to recruit more community nurses

Critical care nursing: what will it take to boost numbers and morale?

Why retention must be the first step on a rocky road ahead post-COVID-19

Staff reinforcements would be a valuable shot in the arm for routine vaccination uptake

Drafting in nursing students and retired nurses would boost access to appointments

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

Transition to adult services

Lost in transition – time for (another) rethink?

The voices of children and their families must be at the heart of a major overhaul

Student loans: will repayment changes deter future nurses?

Making ends meet is about to get tougher for nursing students

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

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

Nurse safe staffing: what other countries are doing about it

Mandated minimum staffing ratios acknowledge and attempt to solve this long-term problem

Do I have to retire at state pension age – and what about my NHS pension?

The rules around working past the age for receipt of pension, and when you can start claiming