Periods at work: why old-fashioned attitudes need to catch up with modern nursing

Lack of concessions for staff dealing with menstrual leaks and cramps must change

Workforce wake-up call: can the NHS survive the Big Quit?

After a gruelling two years amid staff shortages, UK nurses are following a global trend

Our part in a greener NHS: we’re making progress, now let’s accelerate it

Nurses see the impact of climate change on health – and we have the power to take action

Bereavement support crisis: how should we shape future services?

Even before the pandemic, provision was inadequate. Share your views on joined-up support

Red flag job ads: nursing qualifications should not be optional for nursing roles

Recruitment trend devalues our profession and underlines need to protect the title ‘nurse’

Should wards have dedicated phone areas, so patients craving sleep get peace and quiet?

Ward design, alarms, and mobile phone use all make sound sleep seem an impossible dream

Gloves, water bottles and waste reduction: how you can be greener at work

Simple changes every staff member can make, from virtual meetings to rethinking single-use

Overseas recruitment: far from ‘stupid’, but far from enough to cover staff shortfall

Health minister’s sound bite exposes inadequate planning of government recruitment promise

Being kind and compassionate does not mean you have to accept being undervalued

Nurses are under-paid and patronised by gender stereotypes. It must change

Without action on pay and vacancies, who’ll be wearing the new national uniform?

The pay award falls far short of unions’ demands, and it won’t help to reduce staff shortages

‘Wanted: superhuman angel nurses who will make a difference’

What happens when recruitment ads promote an image of nurses as martyrs

Fair pay: why we need to shout louder than ever before

If nurses leave, how can the government deliver on its care plans?

Racism and black nurses: why profession must get on the right side of history

Pandemic exposed consequences of inequalities, but also how quickly we can change things

Overseas nurses: the career opportunities are there, but what about long-term support?

It’s up to recruiting organisations to provide both – and do it ethically

Domestic violence: a lack of training is stopping nurses from saving lives

Nurses in all settings come into contact with abuse victims, so should be equipped to respond

Nursing student attrition: we’re still waiting for data and that leaves nursing...

Why the worrying trend in students leaving shows the need for freely available information

Online abuse: trolls and vaccine conspiracy theorists can’t be left to keep bullying us

Pandemic has brought the best and worst out in the public – and the abuse must be stopped

Let’s cool down the hydration debate: drink water but be discreet

Different generations have clashed about drinking at nurses’ stations