Jane Bates: How art helped me cope with the tough times

Jane Bates recalls how art galleries helped heal the stress of work as a nursing student

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing

Jane Bates: Painful predicament of the worried well

Risk being labelled ‘worried well’ or miss a diagnosis so as not to ‘bother the doctor’?

Plan your way to healthier eating

Shift patterns and limited choices present barriers at work, but these strategies can help

Time’s up for the gender-based image of nursing

Resurgent feminism can help free the profession from damaging stereotypes

Protect yourself from dermatitis

Don’t underestimate the importance of using moisturisers and correct hand hygiene procedures

Jane Bates: A grandma’s grumble on behalf of young families

Support for young families is lacking, and the authorities need to get their act together

Research nurses: specialists delivering high-quality care

Clinical research is a rewarding career that makes a difference to patients. Showcase your...

Jane Bates: When Veganuary seems a diet challenge too far

Gloomy days and chocolate conspire against the meat-free, dairy-free nutritional trend

Tailoring services improves the patient experience – and saves money

How nurses adapted an outpatient service to help people struggling to access daily IV therapy

Jane Bates: Advice that’s tough to digest

Nutrition advice to pregnant women can cause anxiety, says Jane Bates

The steps you can take to improve handovers

What to consider, who to engage and how to enhance communication with staff – and patients

Workforce: NHS plan is doomed unless staff shortage is solved

James Buchan likens the NHS Long Term Plan to an overly ambitious new year’s resolution

Why you should speak up about your achievements

Ruth Oshikanlu wants to help BME nurses feel confident applying for the RCNi Nurse Awards

Jane Bates: Well-being is on trend, but no one’s talking about fear of failure

For many of us, learning from our mistakes seems merely an expression, not an option

It is time to rethink cardiac rehab programmes for women

Nurses can drive the changes needed, says British Heart Foundation nurse Philippa Hobson

False assumptions a barrier to end of life care

Talking about death is not taboo – people do want to talk about it, says Dame Barbara Monroe

Jane Bates: new year, new rules

While Brexit may not mean Brexit, New Year always means resolutions