Opinion

Editorial

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...

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Summer of protest message is getting through

Nurses must come together to prevent a real-terms pay cut.

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Now more than ever, nurses need resilience

Horrendous events in London and Manchester have put healthcare staff under enormous pressure.

RCNi award winners Susie Scales and Amy Sims

It's time to reward nursing leadership...

Nurses such as RCNi award winners Susie Scales and Amy Sims must be encouraged to thrive.

Value our workforce

Demonstrating how we value our workforce

There may be a role for specialist nurses in meeting the needs of new recruits.

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Let's work together to spread good practice...

At a two day summit in Birmingham, health secretary Jeremy Hunt calls on organisations to...

Comment

inspections

CQC inspections may achieve few tangible benefits

A study of how CQC inspections influence healthcare performance has startling insights

How senior nurses can help fight antimicrobial resistance

Non-prescription advice pads rolled out to support Keep Antibiotics Working campaign

Social healthcare

Adapting overseas models of health and social care to the UK: what could work?

Providing help funded through long-term care insurance may be part of the answer

Digital health

Nurses: agents of change for digital developments in clinical settings

Why it's important for staff to join the NHS Digital Academy leadership programme...

Return to work

Meeting the challenges of returning to practice

Return to nursing can seem daunting, but the core values of the profession are unchanged

Volunteering

Voluntary contributions: adding value to patient experience

The success of the Royal Free Charity shows how volunteers can help improve service provision

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...

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...

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...

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

An increasing number of medication incidents are due to calculation errors, and while...

Reviews

Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare

Book review: Quality and Safety in Nursing

Ensuring that care is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centred.

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Book review: Clinical Leadership in Nursing and Healthcare

New ways to evaluate leadership in nursing.

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...

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

Principle lecturer Kay Norman reviews Transitions to Practice: Essential Concepts for Health...

Book review: Revalidation: A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Professional development and revalidation lead nurse Carolyn Middleton reviews Revalidation...

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

Patient experience and quality manager Eleanor Sherwen reviews Nurses and Nursing: The...

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

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