A nurse sits with an older woman and goes through her patient notes

Now is the time for nurses to drive health and social care research

A national funding boost should encourage nurses to pursue research careers

Mental health sick leave: why NHS employers need to be more explicit about supporting us

With sickness absence rising, organisations should show they value nurses’ well-being

Empathy and diversity: why warmth and connection are key to reducing inequalities

Bias in healthcare harms outcomes, so seeing the ‘whole person’ can be transformative

Nurse Teun Toebes drinks beer with housemate Ad, who has dementia, in their care home

What I learned from living in a care home for people with dementia

A nurse says his new housemates have taught him what must change in a stringent culture

Letby case: families like ours are haunted by ‘what might have been’

Nurse describes the lasting impact of knowing her grandson was in harm’s way

Critical care nursing: what will it take to boost numbers and morale?

Why retention must be the first step on a rocky road ahead post-COVID-19

Infection prevention: why use of plastic gloves should not be our go-to solution

Often used inappropriately, gloves are no substitute for evidence-based hand hygiene

Why NEWS2 scores are not enough to spot a deteriorating patient

Early warning scores are only part of the armoury against preventable deaths

Convenient and affordable accommodation for NHS nurses is a welcome blast from my past

Trust’s offer of housing near the hospital is a step back in time that feels like progress

Why any move to cut clinical placement hours would be bad for students and patients

Curtailing undergraduate education is not a solution to the nurse staffing crisis

A smiling care worker combs the hair of an older woman who is looking content as she looks into the distance

Why we need a long-term workforce plan for social care too

Staffing in social care is in crisis and sector must be given parity with health

Student loans: will repayment changes deter future nurses?

Making ends meet is about to get tougher for nursing students

Why should you have to jump through hoops to prove your competence in a new workplace?

Skills passports would safe and seamless moves between employers and care settings

Does your handover room make staff – old and new – feel welcome?

Negative energy in the handover room can be demoralising for all staff members

When it’s hard to stay kind: how to get back in touch with your caring values

Every team member can help create a culture of compassion so we learn from our mistakes

Dementia diagnosis rates: nurses can make a difference

An accurate diagnosis even at advanced stages can improve people’s quality of life

Nurse safe staffing: what other countries are doing about it

Mandated minimum staffing ratios acknowledge and attempt to solve this long-term problem

Do I have to retire at state pension age – and what about my NHS pension?

The rules around working past the age for receipt of pension, and when you can start claiming