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Leadership programme for district nurses wins Nurse Award category

A leadership training programme devised and delivered by a team in Surrey is improving...

Effective, safe and affordable – the nurse’s dream shopping list

A team of nurses is being charged with the task of assessing equipment for cost and clinical...

Leadership and efficiency – chief nurse’s vision for better outcomes

Better patient outcomes and experience, as well as better use of resources for nurses and...

Nursing’s first revalidators give the process an early vote of confidence

Ever since a 2011 Commons health committee report described the nursing regulator’s system...

Nurses facing fitness to practise hearings ‘pushed to breaking point’

Registrants under NMC investigation can experience poor mental health while waiting years...

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The now-defunct Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by NHS provision that is patchy and...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

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