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Election promises don’t go far enough to remedy our nurse and student shortfalls

Funding for nurse education needs to be across the board, not robbing Peter to pay Paul

With childhood immunisation rates falling, it’s time to ramp up the scare tactics

Parents should be spared no detail about the reality of diseases like diphtheria and polio

How to say sorry to patients and their families

Apologising when things go wrong is part of compassionate care – but you have to get it right

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

WHO’s $60 million mental health initiative should not ignore nursing

Nurses are strangely absent from the World Health Organization’s five-year mental health plan

Joker distorts link between mental illness and violence

Joker is playing to packed cinemas, but its portrayal of mental illness is worrying 

Put that snack away: childhood obesity and the case for banning food on public transport

The idea of outlawing train picnics sounds extreme, but there’s wisdom in it

Let’s talk about the menopause at work

After struggling with symptoms, a nurse chief executive is promoting a culture of openness

There’s no such thing as a textbook heart attack

Nurses need to know the truth about myocardial infarction – it could save patients’ lives

‘No health without mental health’ should be the maxim of all adult nursing students

A new University of Exeter programme gives equal priority to mental and physical health

What well-resourced nursing practice can achieve – if nations invest in it

We need a world where governments pay nurses more, and pay for more nurses

Record-keeping guidance: 6 tips to make documenting your work easier

A staff nurse shares her tips for effective record-keeping

Glove use in patient care: do you know when to wear them and when not to?

They have a place in infection prevention and control, but are no substitute for hand hygiene

Creative nurse retention strategies go a long way to solving safe-staffing woes

Organisations should sometimes be willing to pay a premium to retain staff

Body cameras and why nurses should keep an open mind

Use of bodycams needs more research, but evidence suggests they may have a role

OPEL alert showed me the full impact service pressures have on patients and nurses

The urgent need to free up beds takes a toll even on patients deemed fit for discharge

Stop blaming the anti-vax bogeyman and focus on immunisation services

Investing in nurses and resources to educate parents is more pressing than battling fake news

What every nurse stands to gain from the NMC’s new proficiency standards

The regulator’s ambitious standards apply to all nurses, not just students

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