Opinion

Reviews

Health Communication: Theoretical and critical perspectives

This frank and bold text sets out to dispel assumptions and fill a much-needed gap in health...

Working Together in Clinical Supervision: A Guide for Supervisors and Supervisees

A useful, well-written book primarily aimed at less experienced supervisors and supervisees...

Book review: Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky Problem of Uncertainty in Medicine

Retired practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky...

Pain: A Sociological Introduction

Individual stories that will resonate with those who experience pain are included in this...

Recovery in Mental Health Nursing

The blurb on the back cover says this book is for nurses and other professionals in mental...

Positive Communication: Activities to reduce isolation and improve the wellbeing of...

Useful activities to help boost confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing in older people

Editorial

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A new-look website to suit your needs

Enhanced websites and a new app accompany the launch of our new, monthly Nursing Standard,...

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Social media

Rules on nurses’ use of social media must move with the times

The rules on appropriate and professional use of social media should give nurses the scope...

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Annual Leave

Nurses’ annual leave is more important than ever

A more generous pay deal must be part of the government’s response to the nurse staffing...

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Jeremy Hunt

Culture change is not the only way to address mistakes in the NHS

Nurses want to be open about mistakes, but are sometimes afraid to be, as Jeremy Hunt...

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Nursing Now Campaign

Let’s build an unstoppable alliance to ensure Nursing Now succeeds

The global campaign, led by the WHO and backed by the Duchess of Cambridge, begins its three...

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Dignity dying

UK still refuses to address the scandal of people dying without dignity

Too many people die a painful or undignified death because there is insufficient funding to...

Your views

Resuscitation

Readers' panel: Should families be encouraged to witness resuscitation attempts?

Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event - our readers have their say on family-witnessed

Pay rise

Readers' panel: Will the 6.5% nursing pay increase over three years be enough to...

Nurses in England have been offered minimum pay rises of 6.5% if they accept a new three-...

Readers panel: Are nurses too afraid to report medication errors?

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt says nurses and doctors are terrified that if...

Readers panel: Should nursing staff be allowed water bottles in clinical settings? 

This will be a matter for discussion at RCN congress in May. It has been proposed by the RCN...

Readers panel: Should postgraduate nursing bursaries be treated as a special case and...

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that bursaries for preregistration...

Readers panel: Should e-cigarettes be available on prescription for NHS patients? 

Public Health England has recommended that manufacturers license e-cigarettes as medical...

Comment

Immunisation

Viv Bennett: Vaccines save lives, so let’s get the message out

The World Immunisation Week campaign urges nurses to help patients understand the value of...

'Male style of negotiation would not have delivered a better pay deal'

Critics wanting aggressive approach to win more concessions are being unrealistic: RCN’s

Chilblains: a blast from the past

The old days were all very well but chilblains are best consigned to history, says Jane Bates

Stephanie Aiken: How the RCN's Celebrating Nursing Practice initiative showcases...

Nurses already know how to improve care but too often their good ideas don’t get the...

Caroline Shuldham: Senior nurse leaders are tough but they can’t flourish in a blame...

Nurse directors need exceptional qualities and skills to provide effective leadership. But...

Jane Bates: Knitting might be the best medicine

A report that claims knitting could have health benefits making it worthy of being...

Expert advice

Workforce: What can we learn from the ‘pay pendulum’ of decades ago?

Since the mid-1980s, the Pay Review Body has been fairly successful in keeping nurse pay on...

Medicines management: Should applicants for staff nurse posts have numeracy tests?

An increasing number of medication incidents are due to calculation errors, and while...

Workforce: Immigration of skilled younger nurses keeps our NHS running

With ‘self-sufficiency’ in NHS staffing yet to materialise, the UK relies on skilled workers...

Legal advice: Do I have to report a parking fine to the Nursing and Midwifery Council?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council requires nurses and midwives to report any convictions or...

Legal advice: Can I claim exemption from jury service if I am running a clinic on the...

Healthcare professionals used to be able to claim exemption from jury service, but it is now...

Workforce: Alarming decline in district nurses driven by lack of funding 

The number of district nurses has fallen by almost 50% over the past seven years. With their...

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