Analysis

Nursing ratios: call for unity on safe staffing

Now that Scotland is following Wales’ lead with a pledge to legislate on safe staffing, what...

What does Brexit mean for nursing and our EU staff?

The UK is entering ‘uncharted territory’ after voting to leave the European Union. But what...

Opposition to bursaries rises

Nurses and healthcare bodies speak out as consultation draws to a close

The crippling cost of student debt

Stephanie Jones-Berry exclusively reports on the impact of debt on retention

Exclusive: Nursing students increasingly relying on hardship funds

The financial plight of nursing students is expected to get even worse if bursaries are axed...

EU membership and student bursaries to be debated at RCN congress

Janet Davies expects her first RCN congress as general secretary to be a lively affair, with...

Urgent training in domestic abuse is needed to open closed doors

Healthcare staff admit they lack knowledge of how to refer patients on for help following...

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The now-defunct Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by NHS provision that is patchy and...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

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