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End the shame game

Any healthcare professional who works in the clinical field of abortion does so because they...

Word perfect

Jane Bates ponders the power of a name.

One CLIC away

Just before Christmas 2014, our nine-week-old baby boy was diagnosed with B-cell acute...

Public health profiling prepares nursing students

Jo Brown and Guy Collins explain that simulated practice can prepare students to work in...

Ban protestors from intimidating women entering abortion clinics

Julia Bradley, from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, says women are being distressed...

Voices - Join forces to help stop female genital mutilation, says Jane Cummings

At this time of year, some young girls may be taken abroad to undergo female genital...

Uneasy partnership

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a trade agreement currently being...

Just saying

Jane Bates puts her faith in the proverbial.

The right to care

There was once an old man who lived with his wife in a house by a river. He had dementia,...

Medicines management

Private healthcare companies invoice their clients for every medicine given. Although I am...

Counting the cost of domestic abuse

RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston on domestic violence's human and financial costs

Voices - Discharge challenge can be met by pooling skills, says Crystal Oldman

The first principle of nursing care I learned as a student several decades ago was that...

Hit or myth message

I take a sharp intake of breath when I hear on the news that ‘research has been done…’

Blame game

Headlines hide the truth, says Jane Bates.

Sick of it all

Who do I see about reporting people to the health service? I need to speak to someone about...

Is failure the fairest option?

A staff nurse says she has failed a nursing student she was mentoring because his...

Short shelf life

The hob is crowded. A pan has been shoved to one side, leaving its handle over the gas. I...

Workforce

When NHS England took over work on safe staffing guidance last month from the National...

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