Opinion

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Nurses on break

Nurses’ well-being is the key to workforce crisis

Ensuring staff can take breaks would encourage more to stay

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Graham Scott

Is this the best pay offer NHS nurses can hope for? Yes, probably

The NHS pay proposal clearly doesn’t please everyone, but it is almost certainly the best...

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New website

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...

Comment

obesity

Jane Bates: What the sugar tax can’t change

Despite the best efforts of government and healthcare staff, sometimes the message doesn’t...

nurse washing her hands

Hand hygiene shortcuts: knowing why they happen can improve everyone’s practice

Lapses in hand washing are common – so recognising them is essential for patient safety

Sharon Blackburn and Stacey McCann: Leading Change, Adding Value releases the potential...

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework is supporting care staff as well as nurses and...

Variations in healthcare: how you can help close the gap

Nursing, midwifery and care staff can help identify and address inequities in healthcare

Reflections on a loss of hearing

Jane Bates deals with a debilitating condition

Support for nurses in making clinical decisions

Clinical decision support tools provide nurses with pertinent knowledge and patient...

Expert advice

Implications for nurses who give first aid outside of work

Although the UK does not have a Good Samaritan law, nurses have a duty to help

Technologies

Workforce: New technology will not displace old funding issues

The prime minister may laud the benefits of IT, but the NHS has more pressing needs

What’s new about revised NMC standards for prescribers

Revised standards change time limits on nurses taking courses

Can employers read personal messages sent via work email?

With the current focus on data protection, the answer may surprise you

Workforce: Offer to Jamaican nurses marred by Windrush

Timing is all in politics, says James Buchan

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...

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

Your views

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Readers’ panel: Will the government’s funding rise put the NHS on a secure footing?

Nursing Standard readers have their say on the planned £20.5 billion-a-year boost

Should the government rethink the 2012 NHS reforms?

Elements of the Health and Social Care Act may be scrapped as part of a multi-year NHS...

Gender stereotypes have no place in defence of pay deal

Gender and social media posts will not affect vote

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...

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