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Why are social care staff undervalued and misunderstood?

Research by the national learning disability charity FitzRoy has found that families of...

Voices - Revalidation is a chance to develop, so make the most of it, says Janet Finch

The momentous decision to introduce revalidation marks the start of a new era for the UK’s...

Ask your experts

When former chief medical officer for Scotland Sir Harry Burns was a surgeon at Glasgow...

The full monty

Perhaps we’ve all had enough says Jane Bates.

She’s out of line

It is just what you need on a Saturday night – an old friend telling your wife that she is...

Demystifying nursing research

Wendy Durham and Chris Sykes explain conceptual frameworks and how they are used in nursing...

Voices - Victory on overseas nurses shows us the fight was worth it, says Janet Davies

Last month we celebrated the reversal of migration laws that would have forced thousands of...

More than a badge

The profile that dementia has secured in the UK over the past five years is surely good news...

Mums’ army

Jane Bates salutes the ex-nurses still working.

Visionary ideas

When I grew up, I wanted to be an engine driver. Still do in fact. But my parents palmed me...

A pot of gold

I am sitting at my desk counting the moles on my right arm (I swear they have all swapped...

Workforce

Those of us with long enough memories can recall when enrolled nurses were a major part of...

Voices - Black History Month is a call for year-round action, says Yvonne Coghill

Every October since 1987, the UK has celebrated Black History Month. Many people from a wide...

Too much pressure

According to a recent report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), two thirds of hospitals...

Fault lines

There’s no such thing as failure, says Jane Bates.

Medicines management

Is it safe for nurses to be redeployed to cover staff shortages in practice areas where they...

Voices - You too can be part of the QNI’s expanding family, says Crystal Oldman

This time last month, 300 nurses working in a variety of community and primary care roles...

Essential supply line

Since the NHS was set up in 1948, nurses trained abroad have been a vital part of its...

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