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Janet Davies: Happy 30th Birthday Nursing Standard!

With new technology, changing environments and workforce shortages, a lot has changed since Nursing Standard launched in 1987, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies. 
Remember the 1980s?

With new technology, changing environments and workforce shortages, a lot has changed since Nursing Standard launched in 1987, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies

When Nursing Standard launched in 1987, I was working in older people’s nursing, carrying around a brick disguised as a mobile phone.

Since then, how we communicate and digest information has changed dramatically. Nursing Standard has embraced the move into the digital sphere as more and more of us are reading information online, on tablets and on our mobile phones.

It has become a hub for learning and development, covering topical events and shining a light on issues that matter to nurses.

Intensity

It is not just technology that has changed, but the environments where nurses work and the intensity of the job as we deal with an ageing population,

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