Analysis

Overseas recruits’ English exam: a proper safety check or red tape?

The director of workforce at a trust that struggles to recruit nurses from outside the...

Should we stay or should we go? Referendum reflections for nurses

With the EU referendum looming, nurses will be weighing up what a vote to stay in, or to...

Why a dual career in research and practice is the road less travelled

There are simply not enough nurses expanding the profession’s essential evidence base...

Review of hospital palliative care services reveals end of life lottery

The now-defunct Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by NHS provision that is patchy and...

Nurses may fall at revalidation’s first hurdle without CPD support

Nurses have raised concerns about their ability to meet the continuing professional...

The NHS needs you – and it has to work harder than ever to keep you

The number of employers in the NHS paying extra to attract or retain staff in England is...

NHS adopts the carrot approach to staff wellbeing – but will it pay off?

NHS England is to offer trusts financial incentives to boost their employees’ wellbeing.

Stereotypes and cultural cringe still keeping men out of nursing

Fewer than one in ten nursing student places are filled by men, and some in the profession...

Collapse in overseas nurse recruits exposes UK’s staffing shortfall

A ‘collapse’ in the number of overseas nurses coming to work in the NHS is contributing to...

Downbanded or deleted – how the NHS is shedding its senior nurses

Some of the most experienced nurses have been lost to NHS employers in the past five years,...

Lord Carter’s model hospitals aim to save the NHS £5 billion a year

A lack of standardised procedures in the use of resources across acute hospitals is costing...

Let Twitter and Facebook improve rather than ruin your practice

Even though social media is a part of everyday life, many nurses seem wary of using it in...

Safe staffing guidance still elusive – three years on from Mid Staffs

Evidence reviews into safe nurse staffing that reveal gaps in available information have led...

A cap of 1% on pay means nurses will feel the squeeze even more

The Department of Health’s (DH) evidence to the independent NHS Pay Review Body (RB),...

Retirement and replacement – the double whammy for primary care

The Queen’s Nursing Institute has spelled out the main issues facing general practice...

Is the nursing associate role an innovation or a step backwards?

When the Shape of Caring review into education and training for nurses and healthcare...

What NHS employers have to do to get you through their doors

Organisations are being forced to compete with each other like never before to attract high-...

Pay restraint, bursaries and plans for a 7-day NHS make for a turbulent year

January The year begins with trade unions and the Department of Health (DH) at loggerheads...

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