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

I was trained to be hands off with patients but I think a hug might be the best medicine

Hugs between patients and staff can be a welcome part of the job, says Jane Bates

Why broken down medical equipment is a serial problem for nurses

Locating the serial number to report a broken machine is impossible unless you contort

Nurses and midwives need support if they are to become clinical academics

Flexibility and funding required if nurses are to pursue dual career in practice and research

Late shifts and long hours don’t say ‘antenatal care’ to me

Pregnancy is not an illness, but it can be an exhausting time for NHS staff, says Jane Bates

Protecting nurses' well-being is a priority as vacancy rates remain critically...

More needs to be done to ensure nurses feel valued and supported amid chronic staff shortages

Safe nurse staffing ratios in Australia have led to better care and a happier workforce

Minimum nurse and midwife staffing levels in Victoria enhance patient safety

We must unlock the potential of volunteers to improve patient care

Laura Shalev Greene highlights the work of HelpForce, an organisation that champions...

Fitted sheets on hospital beds have been a long time coming

What will we do without former icon of the profession, the hospital corner, asks Jane Bates