Analysis

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...

New self-screening tool aims to put patients in control of their nutrition

Nurses have welcomed the launch of a new self-screening tool to help identify adults in the...

Fall in staff assaults is recorded but acute care attacks on the rise

The number of reported physical assaults against all NHS staff in England in 2014/15 has...

Under pressure – why the nurse director’s job can feel so thankless

Directors of nursing are under increasing pressure to achieve high standards of care while...

Nurses face the fallout as junior doctors vote on unsocial hours pay

This week junior doctors in England are voting on whether to take industrial action over a...

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