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Care for a fig?

New cough remedy has Jane Bates all ears.

A happy new year for victims of domestic abuse?

Amanda Burston says none of us can 'save' someone in an abusive relationship, but we can be...

Voices - RCN centenary is a time to celebrate nursing’s past and to fight for its future

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the RCN – 100 years of influencing policy, driving...

Locked in by labels

A diagnosis of a mental illness is a sticky label that is difficult – sometimes impossible...

Feel my pain

Jane Bates is happy that ‘patient knows best’.

Help the aged

Kerry’s face lights up the minute I walk into the office. ‘I’ve been looking through your...

Workforce

The turn of the year is probably not the best time to be reminded that, if you are an NHS...

Janet Finch: the new year could match 2016 for exciting developments

Last year was exceptional for the NMC and there are more exciting times to follow, says...

International Council of Nurses congress 2015, a personal retrospective

Christine Walker, editor of Nursing Children and Young People, looks back on the ICN's...

Voices - Nurse-led general practice is an exciting model of care, says Crystal Oldman

I recently visited Cuckoo Lane Surgery in Hanwell, London – the only nurse-led general...

The bigger picture

The prime minister recently announced up to £150 million of funding to create the UK’s first...

That’s the spirit

Nurses offer the gift of caring, says Jane Bates.

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...

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...

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.

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