We need to speak up about why being a nurse is fantastic

England’s new chief nurse Ruth May believes this message is key to recruitment and retention

Adapting the NEWS early warning tool to assess patients in the community

Creating baseline measurements in the patient’s own home ‘makes perfect sense’

Three minutes to save a life: the course designed to raise suicide awareness

University initiative aims to equip all staff and students to support people at risk

The impact of nutritional care on patient outcomes

Why getting people eating well can be the key to getting everything right

How a hospital food plan can tackle more than nutrition

Communal dining and food waste reduction go hand in hand with the Food for Life programme

How I’m undoing the damage caused by workplace bullying

A nurse describes the professional and personal consequences of bullying by her manager

A mentor can open up opportunities you didn’t know existed

A BME nurse leader explains how her mentors guided her through daunting career challenges

What’s in a #name?

Five years since its launch, the hellomynameis campaign is still promoting compassionate care

Older LGBT people find a welcome at the rainbow café

How nurses can support people facing memory loss, isolation and the fear of discrimination?

‘It’s time nursing had a marketing campaign – and we can help deliver it’

Universities have the expertise to promote all specialties, says Brian Webster-Henderson

The Stonewall effect: the positive difference an inclusive employer can make

Attitudes towards LGBT people have changed. Now health employers are catching up

COPD flare-ups: how to end the ‘gross overuse’ of antibiotics

Earlier and better patient education is needed to promote self-management

We’re helping hospital patients administer their own insulin

How a diabetes specialist nurse’s project is giving patients control and reducing waste

Can nursing degree apprenticeships deliver on their promise?

Despite a faltering start, they offer new opportunities for would-be nurses in England

‘Things are aligning on safe staffing – and that’s where I’ll start as RCN president’

Anne Marie Rafferty has a tough road ahead in her new role – but she has a plan

Asthma clinic empowers people with a learning disability

A nurse-led chest clinic is helping respiratory patients learn to manage their conditions

‘As BME people we need to put ourselves forward’

BME nurses’ achievements too often go unsung, but Yvonne Coghill is determined to change...

‘Many nurses don’t know what to say to someone in distress’

Catherine Hind’s project raises awareness about self-harm, suicide and distress