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Nurse at the patient's bedside

End of life care: what thousands of nurses told our annual survey

The pressures of short-staffing and how some staff spend breaks sitting with dying patients

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RCN congress 2019: your quick guide to what’s on the agenda

Nurses’ pay, staffing levels, clinical issues and bullying to be discussed

A profession in the spotlight: International Nurses Day

To mark International Nurses Day we look at the issues shaping the agenda for nurses globally

Nursing staff prepare to respond to Westminster Bridge attack

Major incident response: how each tragedy informs future nursing care

With every mass-casualty event comes fresh clinical understanding and greater preparedness

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Violence in the NHS: why prevention and psychological care are as important as payouts

The measures needed to protect nursing staff from assaults at work

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Revealed: what nurses say about short-staffing and how it’s harming patient care

Nurses open up about the risks to patient safety – and their work-life balance

Bethany Burgin and Lucy Kennen

Dear diary, it’s been another demanding day

Three nurses’ accounts of a shift offer a moving insight into daily pressures in the NHS

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

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

Employers could be missing opportunities to improve psychological support for staff

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: what you need to know, whatever your setting

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

Nursing Standard survey reveals extent of obesity among nurses 

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

Why nursing students leave: causes and remedies for attrition revealed

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

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