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Nursing associates in training

As the first nursing associates get ready to register, we ask what their impact will be

The first cohort is about to join the rest of the nurse workforce in England

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Why all nurses should ask patients who smoke whether they want to quit

Every nurse should be trained to support smoking cessation, says lung health task force

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NHS Long Term Plan is big on ambition, so why is it short of nurses’ support?

Critics say the 10-year strategy cannot succeed until the NHS staffing crisis is resolved

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Unequal treatment: the disturbing experience of LGBT people in the UK today

Researchers hear how nurses are among the healthcare professionals to display prejudice

Brexit and the NHS

What’s in store for nursing in 2019?

Staffing issues, Brexit and new leaders are expected to dominate the nursing agenda this year

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Nurse suicide: why NHS employers need to learn from past tragedies

Employers could be missing opportunities to improve psychological support for staff

Nurse receiving gift

Weapons, toasters or fish: what gift will a patient give you today?

A token of gratitude is always welcome – but check whether it may compromise your role

Review of 2018: The pay deal creates fallout and nurse leaders bow out

We look back on the year’s events, from a controversial pay rise to a vote of no confidence

Diabetes

Diabetes: what you need to know, whatever your setting

Its increasing prevalence and complexity mean all staff require core skills, say experts

Obese nurse measures obese patient

Nursing Standard survey reveals extent of obesity among nurses 

Does your weight hamper your ability to offer healthy lifestyle advice?

Academic pressures

Why nursing students leave: causes and remedies for attrition revealed

The long-awaited RePAIR report recommends changes to funding and placement allocation

Worried student

Hardship payments rise as students struggle without the bursary

Nursing Standard investigation reveals ‘alarming, yet predictable’ personal cost in England

What does high turnover in nurse director posts really mean for the profession?

With Nursing Standard research showing trend remains unchanged, experts consider the impact

Violence against nurses: are tougher penalties the answer?

The new law and alarms for lone workers are a step in the right direction, say experts

NHS workforce diversity: how to speed up the ‘glacial’ pace of progress

Can boycotting interview panels that don't have BME representation make a difference?

RCNi launches interactive decision support tool created by nurses for nurses

Evidence-based resource aids clinical decision-making at the bedside

Nursing student attrition remains stubbornly high – but support is out there

Nurse workforce shortages make the student drop-out rate a more pressing concern than ever

What you need to know about vaginal mesh surgery

Women are experiencing life-changing complications from vaginal mesh surgery, the use of...

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