NHS People Plan: we need ambition, funding and leaders who are legally accountable

Safe staffing crisis is crying out for solutions that are radical, says RCN England director

Innovation: how nurses can identify need and find solutions

Nurses have an essential role in helping organisations adopt new ways to cope with demand

The latest learning disability care scandal makes me fear for my daughter’s future

Nursing student Leanne Patrick wants to challenge social attitudes – even among nurses

Good management, not legislation, is the key to safe staffing

UK-wide safe staffing laws are only a small part of the solution

End of life care: nurses offer much-needed continuity amid often fragmented services

Nurses can take the lead in timely planning and multi-agency collaboration, says Marie Curie

Collective leadership is nursing’s direction of travel

Every nurse must be encouraged and empowered to take collective leadership, says Ruth May

Decriminalise prostitution – it’s the best way to safeguard sex workers’ health

Sexual health nurse Louise Cahill explains why she asked RCN congress to back her call

Jane Bates: Life is about endings and beginnings and it’s time for me to bid you goodbye

I may be retiring from nursing (and this column) but a nurse will always be who I am

The #whatnurseswear campaign shows what nurses can achieve using social media

Nurses command respect for the profession by uniting to challenge outdated attitudes

Why it’s not enough to focus on nurse numbers

Without the right skill mix across the healthcare team, it's not safe staffing

Jane Bates: Preserving dignity in the face of illness

Grooming can help patients hold on to their dignity and avoid being overwhelmed by illness

How to make nurses confident about research

Ensuring nurses can use and produce research starts with ‘hands-on’ preregistration education

How can we support patients through the menopause if the NHS can’t support staff?

Health services risk losing experienced nurses because of a failure to acknowledge symptoms

Random acts of kindness do nursing proud

Despite pressure of work the kindness of nurses has diminished not a jot, says Jane Bates

Pressure to cope is damaging our mental health

Nursing needs to acknowledge it’s okay not to be okay

What is it about nurses that makes us seem fair game for personal remarks?

The things some people say to us are just plain rude, says Jane Bates

Even handmaidens need handovers

No one should be expected to start a new post without a handover, says Jane Bates

What to say to help patients see incontinence need not be inevitable

Encouraging individuals to open up about continence can be life-changing for them