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Picture shows Cygnet Health Care nursing apprenticeship programme students at the University of Wolverhampton. More funding is needed to solve staffing shortages in mental health nursing, but it must be shared across a number of areas, says David Wilmott.

We need to change how we invest in mental health nursing or risk a continuing crisis

More funding is needed to solve staffing shortages in mental health nursing

‘Learn from the leadership qualities of your nursing role model’

A nurse leader must influence with authenticity and have a shared vision, says Matthew Hodson

‘Caring is the essence and reality of nursing’

Leadership means how we advocate for nursing, act and treat others, says Barry Quinn

Vector image of a female speaking at a podium in front of an audience. To mark the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, members of our editorial advisory team reflect on nursing and advice for aspiring leaders. This article is by Alison James.

‘I hope all students realise their potential for leading excellent nursing care’

Writing and developing research are powerful ways of sharing good practice, says Alison James

Vector image of a workspace. To mark the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, members of our editorial advisory team reflect on nursing and advice for aspiring leaders. This article is by Amanda Claeys.

Technology must be coupled with good leadership if nursing care is to improve

Put informatics at the heart of service development and delivery, says Amanda Claeys

Vector image of woman opening door shaped like arrow pointing up. To mark the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, members of our editorial advisory team reflect on nursing and advice for aspiring leaders. This article is by Nichole McIntosh.

‘Be open to opportunities even if they don't fit neatly into your plans’

If you want to be a leader stay open to opportunities, advises Nichole McIntosh

Expert advice

Can employers read personal messages sent via work email?

With the current focus on data protection, the answer may surprise you

Workforce: Offer to Jamaican nurses marred by Windrush

Timing is all in politics, says James Buchan

Workforce: What can we learn from the ‘pay pendulum’ of decades ago?

Since the mid-1980s, the Pay Review Body has been fairly successful in keeping nurse pay on an even keel, but it’s clear the system now needs fixing, says workforce expert James Buchan

Workforce: Immigration of skilled younger nurses keeps our NHS running

With ‘self-sufficiency’ in NHS staffing yet to materialise, the UK relies on skilled workers from abroad to maintain viable services

Legal advice: Do I have to report a parking fine to the Nursing and Midwifery Council?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council requires nurses and midwives to report any convictions or cautions they receive, but do parking fines and other fixed-penalty motoring offences fall within this category?

Medicines management: Should applicants for staff nurse posts have numeracy tests?

An increasing number of medication incidents are due to calculation errors, and while numeracy tests may seem yet another hoop to jump through they are to help protect patient safety and your registration, and will likely become more common

Editorial

Nurses taking industrial action in Northern Ireland

2020: the year we can raise the profile of nurses worldwide

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife begins with good news in Northern Ireland

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Why nurses should make their voices heard and use their vote in the forthcoming election

Vote for the candidate you think could make a difference to health and social care

Well-being guardians

We must all help to transform the well-being culture in the NHS

Well-being guardians may lead the way, but we all have our part to play

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Welcome to a new era for Nursing Management

Welcome to your new-look Nursing Management journal

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Nominate your colleague

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate exceptional nursing care, writes editor Graham Scott

Nurses

How does nursing attract and retain strong leaders?

Ward managers should be excluded from staff numbers so they are free to take on supervisory roles.

Your views

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Readers’ panel: What should the new health and social care secretary prioritise?

Nursing Standard readers have their say on what Matt Hancock should focus on

Reviews

Book review: Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Retired practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Book review: Transitions to Practice: Essential Concepts for Health and Social Care...

Principle lecturer Kay Norman reviews Transitions to Practice: Essential Concepts for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Book review: Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Professional development and revalidation lead nurse Carolyn Middleton reviews Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Book review: Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession

Patient experience and quality manager Eleanor Sherwen reviews Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession

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Book review: Learning for Organizational Development

This book offers useful advice easily transferrable to nursing management settings

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