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Janet Finch: NMC’s radical approach will improve care and support the profession

Important recent decisions have included the new fitness to practise strategy and education

Jane Bates: What nursing needs is adequate resources, not royal patronage

Duchess of Cambridge's endorsement of Nursing Now campaign is not enough to keep us sweet

Janet Davies: Why every NHS nurse should accept the pay offer

Above-inflation pay deal is a victory for NHS nurses and deserves support

Jane Bates: A fly's eye view of the NHS pay rise talks ...

Fancy being an eavesdropper when the proposed salary hikes were devised? Jane Bates takes...

Ian Hulatt: Melancholy disputes over effectiveness of antidepressants

A huge review of the evidence has found antidepressants are more effective than placebos...

Buckingham Palace reception a fitting celebration of nursing

Nurses discussed profession’s diverse roles with Prince Charles

Georgina McNamara: We need more specialist nurses to drive improvement on sepsis

Despite some progress, the initial treatment for many patients diagnosed with sepsis is...

Josie Irwin: Government’s offer is a leap in the right direction

A rise of 6.5% over three years is not a panacea, but the offer is free of unpalatable...

Barriers to overseas nurses and the illusion of self-sufficiency

There is no immediate likelihood of the UK achieving self-sufficiency in nursing, while the...

Advice to walk like a penguin was bound to bring cold comfort

Health advice is given with good intentions, but telling older people to walk like penguins...

Matt Griffiths: The UK pioneered nurse prescribing, but are we making it count?

Many nurses who can prescribe do so infrequently, or not at all. A review of the nurse...

Only a bully would demand more productivity from nurses

Anyone naive enough to think nurses might get a meaningful pay rise will have been brought...

Lord Nigel Crisp: Stop wasting nurses' talent and commitment...

The Nursing Now campaign aims to raise the profile of nursing globally and ensure nurses are...

Susan Osborne: Whimsical workforce guidance won’t help create a safer NHS

Guidance has belatedly been published on safe nurse staffing levels in five new healthcare...

Alison Twycross: Give more school-leavers a solid foundation for entry to nursing...

Many young people just miss out on the qualifications needed to undertake a nursing degree...

Jane Bates: How to prevent the NHS from going down the drain

The response to the nursing crisis has been to step up training or recruit nurses from...

Jane Bates: Public humiliation left me walking on eggshells - but now it's time to...

A past encounter in which Jane Bates was accused of being a 'do-gooder' left her thinking...

Lesley Jones: The NHS needs us all to move towards a digital future

NHS Improvement’s nurse fellow for digital health says collaboration is needed to introduce...

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