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HbA1c: What's in a name? And how can I remember it?...

Remembering the name of the diabetes blood test is a challenge, says Jane Bates

NMC will listen and learn from nurses and the public

Chair Philip Graf says the regulator is committed to improving how it deals with complaints

We’re all part of the solution to knife crime

Nurse Michelle Cox, whose son survived a machete attack, says violent crime is an issue for

Poster points the way for nurses to tackle trafficking

Campaign aims to help victims of sexual exploitation self-identify and seek support

Nurse leaders must show the economic value of healthcare

If nurses want to be heard, they should address political agendas, says Thomas Kearns of the...

Jane Bates: You should get that looked at…

Given how difficult it can be to see a GP, are people finding other routes to healthcare?

Nurses’ right to conscientious objection is incompatible with non-judgemental practice

Why the needs of the patient trump nurses’ personal beliefs

Jane Bates: It's time to be pushy

After the pay debacle and with staffing in crisis, it’s time to be pushy, says Jane Bates

Voting is your chance to shape nursing’s future

Have a say on your profession’s leaders, starting with the RCN EGM, says Caroline Shuldham

If the NHS 10-year plan is to work, it must have the input of front-line staff

Nurses’ whole-system view is vital, says the NHS Confederation’s Niall Dickson

Jane Bates: On the IT road to fairyland

Jane Bates fights back tears as she battles an NHS computer programme

How our youth-obsessed culture affects attitudes to ageing skin

Nurses can help to promote a more positive approach to skincare in older people

NHS terminology is a craft in itself

Patients are often confused by the language we use – and it’s no wonder, says Jane Bates

Brexit raises the risk of dangerous delays in the supply of medicines

Clarity is needed about how the supply of medicines might be affected by a ‘no deal’ Brexit

Don't rush to lift e-cigarette bans in mental healthcare settings...

Allowing vaping risks more than a return to smoke-filled rooms

Jane Bates: mind your language to avoid a 'right old stew' ...

Every language has an array of confusing phrases that are part of everyday speech and we...

How profile forms help us see the patient as an individual

Critical care unit staff found a simple way to enhance person-centred care

Jane Bates: Patients need to keep their cool

Jane Bates struggles with patients’ demands to keep the hospital cool during a heatwave

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