Jane Bates: What the sugar tax can’t change

Despite the best efforts of government and healthcare staff, sometimes the message doesn’t...

Hand hygiene shortcuts: knowing why they happen can improve everyone’s practice

Lapses in hand washing are common – so recognising them is essential for patient safety

Sharon Blackburn and Stacey McCann: Leading Change, Adding Value releases the potential...

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework is supporting care staff as well as nurses and...

Variations in healthcare: how you can help close the gap

Nursing, midwifery and care staff can help identify and address inequities in healthcare

Reflections on a loss of hearing

Jane Bates deals with a debilitating condition

Support for nurses in making clinical decisions

Clinical decision support tools provide nurses with pertinent knowledge and patient...

Help the NHS by buying your own medicine

Buy your own medicine if available over the counter to ease the burden on the NHS, says Jane...

Get moving: take on the challenge of patient mobility

Nurses can help educate patients on how to prevent deconditioning due to bed rest and...

Are you ready to work alongside robots?

Robots are already being used in some UK healthcare settings, and the trend is set to...

We shouldn't have to lie about short staffing

Hospital managers must take responsibility when understaffing affects care, says Jane Bates

Jane Bates: The unsaid gender bias in nurses' poor pay...

The glass ceiling doesn't seem to affect our male colleagues

Changing how policymakers view us will help Nursing Now campaign meet its aims

There is plenty of hard evidence to back the case for investment in nurses

Alfie Evans’ supporters should not have been allowed to abuse hospital staff

It was unacceptable for protesters to intimidate Alder Hey staff and visitors, says RCN past...

How nurses can help cut asthma death rate 

Caroline Fredericks of Asthma UK explains what asthma nurses can do to lead the way

Choice words: why language matters when talking to patients

How what you say can make your message more or less effective

Viv Bennett: Vaccines save lives, so let’s get the message out

The World Immunisation Week campaign urges nurses to help patients understand the value of...

'Male style of negotiation would not have delivered a better pay deal'

Critics wanting aggressive approach to win more concessions are being unrealistic: RCN’s...

Chilblains: a blast from the past

The old days were all very well but chilblains are best consigned to history, says Jane Bates