Analysis

Survey reveals end of life care compromised

Difficulties in delivering a dignified death intesify

Shake-up of flawed pay bands system could make it quicker to get to the top

The third of our series of articles setting the scene for the 2018 negotiations on nurses’...

Unions seize chance to modernise NHS pay structure with fairer grading

Nearly 15 years since the implementation of the Agenda for Change pay system, introduced to...

The problems in nurse retention: understaffed, underachieving and underpaid

In January, the House of Commons health committee published its inquiry into the NHS...

Nursing Now: Globally advocating for nursing leadership

Nurses need to be more engaged in the development of policy and services, say experts

Reinstate nurse training budgets and make realistic pay offer, MPs tell the government

Commons health committee's report on the nursing workforce issues sweeping recommendations,...

Have your say on building the NHS workforce

Health Education England is consulting on draft proposals to cope with increasing demand and...

Movement on nurse shortages and a pay battle not quite won: what’s in store for 2018

Nursing experts give their views on issues likely to shape the profession’s agenda in the...

Schwartz rounds: bringing staff together to improve well-being and promote better...

Findings from a study into the effectiveness of Schwartz rounds suggest that staff who...

The political agenda for healthcare in the UK

Workforce shortages, NHS pressures and nursing pay were high on the agenda for politicians...

Staff shortages compromising care, RCN survey finds

Staffing levels are having a huge impact on quality of care, nurses often feel they are not...

Is the NHS heading for the worst winter in a generation?

Opinions are divided on whether the healthcare system can cope with demand over the coming...

Envisioning the nursing strategy for the future

There is much to like in Scotland’s Nursing 2030 Vision, but the success will be in the...

Staff retention programme to provide bespoke help for NHS trusts

Retaining staff remains a major problem for the NHS. Over the past six years the proportion...

Addressing the issues of high turnover rates in senior nurse roles

A departing nurse director has spoken of the ‘anxiety of individuality’ sometimes felt in...

What the election means for the NHS

During the general election on 8 June, polls suggested the NHS was the number one priority...

Number crunching: are there enough nurses?

Using freedom of information requests, the RCN has found that despite the Conservative party...

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