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It’s fantasy that a fully decriminalised sex trade protects women

Legally sanctioned brothels only benefit the pimps, says nurse and campaigner Ellen Grogan

Why the NHS needs a people’s vote on the final Brexit deal

We must break the deadlock and reassure our EU nurses, says the RCN’s Dame Donna Kinnair

Brexit-weariness may be catching, and the prognosis isn’t good

Jane Bates has identified news-related conditions she’d like to add to the medical dictionary

What do you want from safe staffing legislation?

Now is our chance to create a UK-wide culture change, says the RCN’s Theresa Fyffe

Tiresome taboo over period pains

It is time to stop being embarrassed about menstruation, says Jane Bates

Focus on nursing associates and you’ll miss the big picture

Knee-jerk reaction to nurse shortages is not a solution, says Dame Jill Macleod Clark

My wish for a life without emotional blackmail

Unfair pressure to do extra work is the bane of a nurse’s life, says Jane Bates

No nurse should lack the training and support to manage patients’ pain

The resources exist to help you challenge inadequate care, says the RCN’s pain forum chair

Beware of claiming to know your patient best

Can we really say nurses build a closer rapport than other multidisciplinary team members?

Jane Bates: tales of dangling eyeballs are nothing more than fake news… honest!

It can be hard for nurses to debunk myths that some patients seem to prefer over hard fact

Why the Long Term Plan is a missed opportunity in health promotion

A Queen’s Nurse says medical models alone will not address social determinants of health

International Women’s Day: we need to do more to improve work-life balance

Organisations are beginning to step up with flexible working, says NHS Employers’ Sue Covill

Jane Bates: mentors can’t wrap students up in cotton wool

But it is our duty to help them build resilience against nursing’s hard knocks

Parkinson’s: how you can ensure patients get their medication on time

With caseloads for specialist nurses climbing, awareness among all healthcare staff is vital

Jane Bates: Staff shortages means we lose chances for compassion

No one had time to comfort a distressed patient. If only a liaison officer had been there

If you want to see a nursing profession that is valued, it’s here in Scotland

Nursing in Scotland has stepped back from the edge of crisis, says the RCN’s Theresa Fyffe

Safe staffing is the way to end NHS postcode lottery

RCN England director on the college’s campaign to ensure effective care across the UK

Jane Bates: Is it alright to contact a sick colleague?

A modern conundrum brings back memories from Jane Bates' student days

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