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Out in the cold

Did you switch in 2015? Gas, electricity, phone, bank? Or did you decide that it was most...

Question Marc

A four-year-old patient has asked me whether Father Christmas exists. His parents say he...

A recommended read…

Regular contributors to Nursing Standard suggest some novels you might enjoy over the...

Public health alert

I never thought I would describe former secretary of state for health Andrew Lansley as a...

Seasonal perils

Keep your eyes peeled, says Jane Bates.

Coining it a bit

When it comes to good deals, Mark is the master of one-upmanship. If you buy a litre of...

Voices - A Mary Seacole statue will be an inspiration to nurses, says Yvonne Coghill

Last week I heard the most fantastic news: the Mary Seacole statue appeal has reached its...

We must unite as a profession to save the NHS student bursary

Nursing student Charlotte Humm explains why the demise of the NHS student bursary will be...

Voices - Viv Bennett points out where nurses can make a difference to public health

The Five Year Forward View for health services in England calls for gaps in health and...

Unaffordable holiday

Among the wide-ranging effects of cancer lies the damage to people’s financial position,...

Take the strain

Don’t forget about staff health, says Jane Bates.

Back in the day

Today is shaping up nicely. It is cold and windy, and the sky looks so ghastly that we...

Workforce

You couldn’t make it up part one: a ‘tough on immigration’ government yields to employer...

Voices - Forget ‘quick fixes’ and follow the US lead on staff says Susan Osborne

Leading nurse academic Linda Aiken presented research from a major international workforce...

Diversity challenge

At the chief nursing officer (CNO) for England’s summit next week, I will be speaking during...

Ghost busting

Jane Bates tackles the scary revalidation tales.

A burning issue

Everyone loves my French beans with black mustard, garlic and chilli flakes. But I should...

FGM – Recognise, Respond, Refer and Report

Nurses now have a duty to report cases of FGM. By building rapport with women affected they...

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