Nurse on board

Dearth of board-level nurses bad for patients

More nurses needed on boards to avoid strategic missteps

Continence is a patient's right

How nurses can protect continence care

Take action if care is compromised, say nurse leaders

Respiratory disease: how collaboration can make a crucial difference

Non-specialists in all fields of nursing can help improve diagnosis, treatment and access

unequal pay illustration

Is stereotyping affecting your pay?

A planned research project will investigate whether social attitudes to nursing have created

Exclusive: Thousands of false 'nurses'

Many unregistered NHS support staff have the word ‘nurse’ in their job titles

Pay rise

What will the pay deal mean for you?

Could it also help to solve the workforce crisis?


Protestors outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Alder Hey nurses face 'unprecedented abuse' over Alfie Evans case ...

Alder Hey staff targeted by protesters opposed to withdrawal of child's life support

Child healthcare

Children and young people missing out on vital care due to lack of community nurses

Audit reveals shortage of community children's nurses in acute general children’s services...

Lord Darzi

Annual cost of NHS will rise by £50 billion by 2030, says Lord Darzi

NHS productivity will need to improve even if funding requirements are met, says surgeon and...

Averil Hart

MPs urge health service ombudsman to speed up investigations

Long-drawn-out ombudsman inquiries add to families’ trauma, MPs say

Golden hello

Nursing home recruitment offer of a holiday and car proves popular

‘Golden hello’ at Scarborough nursing home appears to be paying off

Simon Stevens

Equivalent of 36 acute hospitals out of action due to delayed discharges

NHS chief executive reveals extent of delayed discharge at MPs' cross-party inquiry into...

Clinical update

Dignity in healthcare for people with learning disabilities

The RCN’s latest edition of its guidance Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning...

NICE standards on end of life care for children

Six new standards on end of life care for children with a life-limiting or life-threatening...


NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis and management

New tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how to offer medicines are recommended in...

New recommendations on acute non-invasive ventilation

National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death calls for major improvements...

Pain management in children

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has updated its guidance on managing pain in...

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to...

Journal scan

Early rehab cuts mortality rates for pneumonia patients

Patients with pneumonia admitted to intensive care have lower rates of in-hospital mortality...

Parents’ mental health impaired when children are seriously ill

Parents whose children need intensive care treatment suffer clinically significant...

Sedative may prevent delirium in critical patients in intensive care

A low dose of the sedative dexmedetomidine given at night may prevent delirium in critically...

Blood plasma test could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism

A pioneering test has revealed a link between autism and damage to proteins in blood plasma...

Alcohol use disorders a major risk for dementia, especially early-onset

Alcohol use disorders are a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early-...

Eating slowly, avoiding late dinners may lower obesity

Eating slowly, avoiding eating dinner in the two hours before going to bed and not skipping...



Event calendar



What really goes on ‘Behind the Smile’ of your patients living with RA?

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) don’t feel their condition is understood by those...

Luke Pybus

Wales offers a great quality of life for the newly qualified nurse

Newly qualified Mental Health Nurse Luke Pybus, from Somerset, is delighted he made the...

Sian Thomas

Working in Wales can really take you places in your career

Sian Thomas, a Consultant Nurse for Child Health in South Wales, and Nurse of the Year 2016...

Change Pain

Sponsored: Educational resources to help manage patients’ pain

Change Pain is an entirely free, non-promotional educational initiative for healthcare...

Priory healthcare

Sponsored: Find your most extraordinary RMN job with Priory

Most nurses enter the profession to make a real difference to people’s lives, and our...

Cambian Group

The Cambian Group: Nursing you can truly believe in

Start a career with the Cambian Group today

Policy briefing

Advice on setting out of hours staffing levels for specialist palliative care

Guidance seeks to define the minimum nurse and doctor numbers required to maintain 24-hour...

Disabled door open button

RCN guidance on reasonable adjustments for staff affected by disability

The RCN has updated its peer support service guide for staff affected by an impairment or...

Support for men with cancer to keep working

A new guide, Working with Cancer, aims to support men to continue working after a diagnosis...

Staff retention: employers advised to listen more to nurses

New guidance on staff retention from NHS Improvement encourages employers to listen to...

New voluntary standards for general practice nurses

New voluntary standards on the education and practice of senior general practice nurses have...

Acas guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace

Acas has produced new guidance on recognising sexual harassment in the workplace and the...


Louise Cahill

Nursing Standard podcast: Tool to help you spot signs of modern slavery in a patient

In episode 6 the podcast talks to nurse Louise Cahill about a tool to help spot signs of

Nursing Standard podcast: Agile working

Tissue viability nurse Debbie Wickens takes us on her rounds

Wendy Webb

Nursing Standard podcast: Change is in the care

Ensuring people without a permanent home receive the same standard of palliative care is not...

Nursing student bursary was ‘far from ideal,’ says nurse MP Maria Caulfield

The nursing student bursary should not be championed as the best way to train nurses and new...

'Integrate the four fields of nursing,' leading academic tells the Nursing...

A two-stream system should be introduced to replace the four fields, nurse leader tells...

Nursing Standard podcast: Swansea university students reflect on training experience

Third year student Rebecca Read talks through training, placements and why a personal...

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