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

Here’s why we love our hospital volunteers

They offer so much support – for patients as well as nurses, says Admiral Nurse Anna Chadwick

Jane Bates: Don’t let the bad fairy handle patient complaints

Even with a well-run clinic schedule you can’t please everyone

‘Volunteer army’ is a valuable asset for the NHS

With the right support, volunteers play a complementary role in care, says Liz Charalambous

All nurses have a role in detecting bowel cancer

Nurse Jennie Burch says bowel cancer screening is working – but we must maintain the momentum

The emotional toll of diabetes affects carers too

Those who provide mental health support also need it, says Diabetes UK’s Dan Howarth

The best way to deal with a shortage of nurses is to have more nurses

Researcher Peter Griffiths says his team’s findings on staffing are clear – but not obvious...

When the patient doesn’t want to be cured

Individuals’ positivity about aspects of their condition can be hard for nurses to understand

Placements are a vital piece of the general practice staffing puzzle

A practice nurse prescriber says student placements help build the workforce of the future

Jane Bates: My message to NHS managers this festive season

Our columnist’s thoughts turn to Christmas, killjoys… and rhyming couplets

How you can protect patients from financial scams

Community nurses should tackle financial abuse, says QNI Scotland's Clare Cable

Jane Bates: you are wrong about agency nurses, Mr Health Secretary

Agency nurses don't demoralise NHS staff – it's the sheer lack of nurses that's the problem

Why can't drug names be easy to pronounce?

A surprising answer leaves Jane Bates incredulous