No one should be expected to start a new post without a handover, says Jane Bates
Encouraging individuals to open up about continence can be life-changing for them
Jane Bates on when duty of care to a preoperative patient has to trump your blushes
The RCN wants your views on shaping a core skill in the absence of evidence
Sexual health nurse Louise Cahill explains why she’ll be asking RCN congress to back her call
Legally sanctioned brothels only benefit the pimps, says nurse and campaigner Ellen Grogan
Money for training is too often seen as a soft target when cuts are being made
What you need to know about practising safely within the law, local policy and your own...
Correct blood sampling procedure can eliminate delays caused by specimen rejection
As vacancies rise, NHS England can buy time with international recruitment, says James Buchan
Flexible employment contracts are on the rise elsewhere, but not much has changed in the NHS
The argument that mandatory nurse staffing levels would create inflexibility rings hollow
Stand-out entries in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 team category set their goals at the outset
Communication – with patients and colleagues – is a running theme in this month’s content
While the RCN and the country face uncertain times, nursing care continues
Turmoil at the RCN should not distract us from what really matters – elevating nursing care
It’s a time of year when nurses are starting their careers, and they deserve encouragement
Nursing Standard’s new editor Lynn Eaton invites readers to help shape the news
A consultation could result in nurses being required to report young people at risk
NHS Employers reveals cost of training apprentices is far higher than undergraduate nurses
The Health Foundation is funding research on support for staff working night shifts
RCN members in Jersey are seeking permission to ballot on industrial action over pay
Nursing Standard readers have their say on the impact of diluting the skill mix
Clinicians who are obese are less able to give patients health advice, says NHS England
This frank and bold text sets out to dispel assumptions and fill a much-needed gap in health...
A useful, well-written book primarily aimed at less experienced supervisors and supervisees...
Retired practice development nurse Valerie McGurk reviews Snowball in a Blizzard: The Tricky...
Individual stories that will resonate with those who experience pain are included in this...
The blurb on the back cover says this book is for nurses and other professionals in mental...
Useful activities to help boost confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing in older people