I was depressed and anxious - and running a mental health trust

Lisa Rodrigues hopes talking about her anxiety will help leaders struggling to cope

Seamless drugs rehab offers continuity of care to offenders in prison and outside it

Nursing team’s care for people who misuse drugs extends from community to custody

Lifting the barriers to mental healthcare for older people

New resources are tackling the stigma and social issues that restrict access to care

Why the nursing associate role is dividing opinion

Will nursing associates shore up an overstretched workforce or put patient safety at risk?

Recovery after surgery: tipping accepted wisdom on its head

How the ERAS approach can help nurses promote evidence-based perioperative care

What could the UK learn from adult social care in Japan?

An ageing population and shrinking workforce forced Japan to rethink how it funds care

Two questions that ensure person-centred spiritual care

How a new tool can help nurses address spiritual needs, even in a stretched health service

Nursing student attrition: why it happens and how to stop it

All sorts of pressures can force nursing students to quit courses, but help is out there

The myths that make men shun nursing

Attracting more men into the profession is not just about numbers, but improving care

Nursing associates: the first trainees make their mark

With the pilot cohort due to register in 2019, we look at how they have been received

Don’t assume, verify: how to halt transfusion errors

Strict routines and electronic tracking are helping to reduce the hazards of transfusion

How a social media post started a safe staffing revolution

A nurse’s lament on how many patients she cared for prompted action on staffing in Canada

What will the pay deal mean for nurses outside the NHS?

Long-awaited pay rise may ‘shift’ NHS staffing problems to social care and GP practices

Star power: Emilia Clarke set to ‘shine a light’ for nurses

RCN ambassador says her Game of Thrones character would ‘absolutely approve’ of her new role

Pre-op anaemia care: improving outcomes for surgical patients

A nurse-led initiative is reducing the need for transfusions

Five techniques for tackling breathlessness

A team of nurses has created a toolkit to help respiratory patients find what works for them

Flash glucose monitoring: how to access ‘life-changing’ diabetes technology

Sensor removes need for regular finger-prick testing, but is not available universally on NHS