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NHS Long Term Plan is big on ambition, so why is it short of nurses’ support?

Critics say the 10-year strategy cannot succeed until the NHS staffing crisis is resolved

Long term

NHS Long Term Plan ‘guarantees’ shifting resources from hospitals to community

'Historic' publication promises to reshape health service around the ‘changing needs of...

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Brexit: make or break for the NHS?

With the NHS reliant on EU nurses, Brexit plans must cover all areas of healthcare

Brexit and the NHS

What’s in store for nursing in 2019?

Staffing issues, Brexit and new leaders are expected to dominate the nursing agenda this year

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Weapons, toasters or fish: what gift will a patient give you today?

A token of gratitude is always welcome – but check whether it may compromise your role

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Maze

Access to older people's services is 'complicated and confusing', CQC...

Report suggests integration can improve services, but highlights navigation difficulties

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Nursing Standard survey reveals extent of obesity among nurses 

Does your weight hamper your ability to offer healthy lifestyle advice?

Voice

Too few primary care nurses with leadership roles involved in service delivery decisions

Nurses’ Voice network seeks to help primary care nurses develop their careers

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Nurses’ role 'more significant than that of doctors’ when spreading good practice...

Study by Warwick Business School reveals benefits of nurses in ‘hybrid’ leadership positions

Inspectors highlight lack of joined-up health and adult social care services

Focus on managing delayed discharges has ‘almost overwhelmed other priorities’, warns Care...

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

Early intervention: how Blackpool’s health visitors are bucking the national trend

Transforming the health visiting service for young children and vulnerable families

Winter pressures: how will the health service cope this time round?

With winter looming, pressure builds for Matt Hancock to turn around the past two years of...

What you need to know about vaginal mesh surgery

Women are experiencing life-changing complications from vaginal mesh surgery, the use of...

Nurse managers have a vital role in the future success of social care

The government's promised social care measures will need strong nurse leadership and joined-...

New routes to nursing combined with education reform run risk of overwhelming workforce

Expansion of nursing roles and changes in placements may add to pressures on qualified staff

Telling it how it is: senior nurses voice concerns in RCNi survey

Nearly half of senior nursing workforce concerned for safe staffing on the front line

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