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NMC chief executive Andrea Sutcliffe flanked by two woman at roundtable consultation in Bristol

Getting it right at the NMC starts with compassion

Andrea Sutcliffe wants to take the fear out of fitness to practise processes

Illustration shows person using megaphone to try to get message across to someone who may not be listening

Before my rare condition was finally diagnosed, I struggled to be believed

Clinicians should keep an open mind about what might seem like an obvious diagnosis

Nurse in Kenya attends to a patient

Patient safety is just not possible without the right number of nurses

World Patient Safety Day helps us focus on what the evidence says about the role of nurses

An illustration highlighting the NMC's role in protecting patients as well as registrants

Let the NMC know nurses need kindness, not blame

The regulator is changing its tune, with potentially big implications for fitness to practise

woman is surrounded by angry critics but retains her inner calm

Workplace stress and how not to feel undermined by other people’s negativity

Reflection allowed me to analyse an unpleasant experience and boost my resilience

Illustration of abstract, rainbow coloured human shapes talking. Picture: iStock

Tackling student mental health challenges together

The first-ever nursing student mental health day started a new conversation about well-being

A Roald Dahl specialist children’s nurse with a patient and another healthcare team member

Measuring the value of Roald Dahl children’s nurses and their marvellous medicine

The charity is asking patients and families about the NHS care its specialist nurses offer

Drew Payne in blue shirt with colleagues from Whittington Health at London Pride

Marching at Pride shows we’re improving the NHS for LGBT people

Across the health service there is still a long way to go to stamp out discrimination

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Physical causes of anorexia: how research may change the way nurses are trained

Findings could influence the care we provide and remove stigma for patients

Funding

NHS funding boost has failed to address workforce decline

Despite the £20 billion pledge, trusts are still playing catch up due to previous cuts

Multidisciplinary team meeting. Photo: Science Photo Library

Being diagnosed with cancer was like being let in on a secret

After being told she has a rare tumour, nurse Bethann Siviter turns to Google for answers

students hold 'fund our future' placards

Nursing students in England deserve much more than just our bursary back

The #FundOurFuture campaign is calling for a whole new funding package for nurse education

End the isolation caused by a lack of fully accessible public toilets

People with complex disabilities need Changing Places larger, better-equipped loos

My message for every nurse: policy matters so make sure you help shape it

ICN’s Howard Catton calls on all nurses to get involved in politics and decision-making

You don’t have to be a specialist to give continence support to people with dementia

Nurses can offer understanding, assessment and a plan to manage incontinence

The right course at the right time: becoming a mature nursing student

A former teacher on overcoming the challenges in choosing a nursing career later in life

Compassionate leadership is not new, but it does drive innovation

Leaders who invest in relationships and collaborative working will reap the rewards

Iron deficiency anaemia causes exhaustion – and one in six nurses may be affected

Screening should be in place for the condition, which causes a range of health problems  

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