Opinion

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A new editor, a new format, but the same high standards

Nursing Standard’s new editor Lynn Eaton invites readers to help shape the news

Graham Scott

RCN Nurse of the Year 2018 does the profession proud

Angela Hall’s innovative work has transformed the care of people with heart conditions

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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...

Comment

A pregnant healthcare worker

Late shifts and long hours don’t say ‘antenatal care’ to me

Pregnancy is not an illness, but it can be an exhausting time for NHS staff, says Jane Bates

Well-being a priority amid staff shortages

Protecting nurses' well-being is a priority as vacancy rates remain critically

More needs to be done to ensure nurses feel valued and supported amid chronic staff shortages

Campaign for safe staffing in Australia

Safe nurse staffing ratios in Australia have led to better care and a happier workforce

Minimum nurse and midwife staffing levels in Victoria enhance patient safety

Hospital volunteers

We must unlock the potential of volunteers to improve patient care

Laura Shalev Greene highlights the work of HelpForce, an organisation that champions...

Fitted sheets on hospital beds have been a long time coming

What will we do without former icon of the profession, the hospital corner, asks Jane Bates

I’m returning my medal in protest at ‘hostile environment’ policy

Government is charging refugees for care, and turning nurses into border guards

Expert advice

Nurses liable for making medication errors

Gosport scandal: nurses need to be aware of the liabilities of making medication errors

Nurses could be struck off or even face criminal charges for administering medicines wrongly

NZ Safe staffing strike

Nurse pay: UK unions need to follow New Zealand’s lead

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation has negotiated an impressive pay deal

Public wants EU nurses

Recruitment contradictions only confuse the post-Brexit plan

Most leave voters want the UK to continue recruiting EU nurses, but how will that work?

Technology

The risks of technology can outweigh the benefits

Patient safety and confidentiality may be under threat in the increasingly digital workplace

signs point to two directions

Nurses face so many uncertainties over Brexit and immigration control

EU nurses in the UK need to know what their post-Brexit status will be

Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon's offer to nurses challenges unions and employers

The more Scotland goes its own way on pay, the more it will have to handle its own processes

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: What should the new health and social care secretary prioritise?

Nursing Standard readers have their say on what Matt Hancock should focus on

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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-...

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