Analysis

Gosport scandal: what it means for older people’s nurses

Experts say nurses must be able to feel confident about appropriate use of opioids

Multimorbidity

Why we need to act now to tackle the global phenomenon of multi-morbidity

As the number of people with multi-morbidity continues to rise, we must change our approach...

Senior smoking

'Silent impact' of the baby-boomer generation's substance misuse...

The long-term effects of a cultural shift that saw recreational drug and alcohol use rise...

Exclusive: The threats to safety faced by nurses who work alone

Nurses who work alone are subject to a multitude of dangers

Intermediate care benefits older people despite limited funding

English audit reveals 90% of patients either improve or maintain their independence after an...

Road block looms over bid to link pay to productivity

This latest article in our series on the 2018 pay negotiations looks at what is shaping up...

End of Life

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’...

Pay Illustration

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...

Time to shift focus on the social care workforce

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

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,...

Frailty

Older people benefit from comprehensive assessment in hospital

Research shows that for every 20 patients who receive comprehensive geriatric assessments on...

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...

Grenfell: ‘The main struggle is the anger in the area’

Local resident Lucy Wood and her young nephew were among thousands of witnesses to the tower...

Grenfell: Finding and treating the bereaved and the witnesses

Outreach workers are striving to reach all those who may be living with the symptoms of post...

Grenfell: The healthcare response timeline

How NHS and other healthcare professionals responded when the fire began, and in the months...

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