Analysis

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...

'We need to combat negativity'

Professor Dame Jessica Corner talks to Nursing Standard

Evidence of discrimination against BME nurses revealed

Black and Asian nurses and midwives are being disproportionately referred to the Nursing and...

How a programme for future nurse leaders has prepared them for the top

At the end of 2015, deputy directors of nursing were being interviewed for one of 15 sought-...

Exclusive: Nursing Standard-Sunday Mirror survey reveals realities of front-line nursing

Almost 60% of nurses feel stressed all or most of the time, according to an exclusive...

Approved apprenticeship pathways offer new routes into nursing

Nurses in England have been actively involved in developing a series of standards healthcare...

Sustainability and transformation plans: the 'biggest change ever'...

With health services continuing to feel the strain, collaboration will give nurses, doctors...

Fears for nursing workforce as retirement rate surges

More than 65,850 NHS staff began the retirement process in 2015-16, adding to pressures on...

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