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Under pressure: A day on the front line

Three nurses share their diaries from a typical shift

Exclusive: Newly qualified nurses should have limited prescribing powers, draft NMC...

Graduating nurses in the UK will be given limited prescribing powers, according to the...

Tackling malnutrition: more work needed to meet standards

Almost half of hospitals in England are not meeting mandatory food and drink standards,...

Exclusive: Nursing Standard-Marie Curie end of life survey findings

More than four out of ten nurses and healthcare assistants (HCAs) have received no training...

Universities speak out on fall in degree applications

​In the face of reductions in applications for nursing degree programmes, universities in...

‘Nursing is in crisis and we desperately need this pay rise’

Nurses struggling to pay heating bills, turning to costly pay day loans and pawning their...

Training needed to tackle stigma around HIV

Report reveals examples of poor care for older people with HIV

Nurse-led team manages clinical testing of products to cut NHS costs

A team of nursing professionals is helping to lower NHS costs and enhance services by more...

NHS in ‘crisis’: voices from the frontline

Healthcare experts have agreed the NHS is in a state of crisis, and are demanding the...

Workplace safety remains a concern as staff injury bill tops £47 million

The overall bill for compensation payments and legal costs for NHS staff injuries last year...

New year will bring new routes into nursing

Nursing degree apprentices, and nursing associates, will change the landscape of the...

Review of 2016: A year of challenges and triumphs for nurses

Stephanie Jones-Berry looks back on a year of challenges and triumphs for nurses.

Too many BME nurses – and men – being referred to the NMC, report reveals

Disproportionate numbers of nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds are...

Child abuse inquiry urges nurses to help survivors tell their stories

An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse is looking to nurses for support in bringing...

War on attrition: government tackles drop-out rates on nursing courses

Health Education England has been told to reduce drop-out rates by 50%.

Online market for buying nursing degree essays bigger than ever, academics warn

Nursing Standard investigations find cheating a growing concern and dozens of websites...

Changes to fitness to practise process starting to pay off for the NMC

Plans to speed up the lengthy process for fitness to practise (FtP) hearings and reduce the...

Nurse flu jab drive underway

The annual drive urging nurses and other healthcare staff to have their free flu vaccination...

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