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.

A pot of gold

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


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

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...

Pie dream

Patients relish a meal break, says Jane Bates.

Painful reminder

On Monday morning, I will wake up with a bad back, and as usual I will have forgotten why.

Medicines management

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

Florence Nightingale would be horrified that we deny people natural light

Spending all day in artificial light is not good for patients' physical or psychological...

Voices - Make your contribution to NHS England’s strategy, says Jane Cummings

As my fourth chief nursing officer’s summit on December 1/2 approaches, this is an...

Shifting boundaries

When recent research showed lower overall and slower increases in the numbers of people with...

Love does it

Jane Bates finds endearments helpful.

Genetic make-up

Roger announced the other day, completely out of the blue, that he was 2.7% Neanderthal. It...

Question Marc

Do I need an indemnity arrangement if I only do agency work in a care home, not a hospital?

Voices - Longer shifts can appear seductive, but do not be fooled, says Susan Osborne

Lord Carter of Coles’ updated review of operational productivity among NHS providers is due...

Staffing the weekend

Throughout the summer and since, debate has been raging about seven-day services in the NHS.

Not so FAQs

Jane Bates vows to come clean with the answers.