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Choice words: why language matters when talking to patients

How what you say can make your message more or less effective

Viv Bennett: Vaccines save lives, so let’s get the message out

The World Immunisation Week campaign urges nurses to help patients understand the value of...

'Male style of negotiation would not have delivered a better pay deal'

Critics wanting aggressive approach to win more concessions are being unrealistic: RCN’s

Chilblains: a blast from the past

The old days were all very well but chilblains are best consigned to history, says Jane Bates

Stephanie Aiken: How the RCN's Celebrating Nursing Practice initiative showcases...

Nurses already know how to improve care but too often their good ideas don’t get the...

Caroline Shuldham: Senior nurse leaders are tough but they can’t flourish in a blame...

Nurse directors need exceptional qualities and skills to provide effective leadership. But...

Jane Bates: Knitting might be the best medicine

A report that claims knitting could have health benefits making it worthy of being...

Janet Finch: NMC’s radical approach will improve care and support the profession

Important recent decisions have included the new fitness to practise strategy and education

Jane Bates: What nursing needs is adequate resources, not royal patronage

Duchess of Cambridge's endorsement of Nursing Now campaign is not enough to keep us sweet

Janet Davies: Why every NHS nurse should accept the pay offer

Above-inflation pay deal is a victory for NHS nurses and deserves support

Jane Bates: A fly's eye view of the NHS pay rise talks ...

Fancy being an eavesdropper when the proposed salary hikes were devised? Jane Bates takes...

Ian Hulatt: Melancholy disputes over effectiveness of antidepressants

A huge review of the evidence has found antidepressants are more effective than placebos...

Buckingham Palace reception a fitting celebration of nursing

Nurses discussed profession’s diverse roles with Prince Charles

Georgina McNamara: We need more specialist nurses to drive improvement on sepsis

Despite some progress, the initial treatment for many patients diagnosed with sepsis is...

Josie Irwin: Government’s offer is a leap in the right direction

A rise of 6.5% over three years is not a panacea, but the offer is free of unpalatable...

Barriers to overseas nurses and the illusion of self-sufficiency

There is no immediate likelihood of the UK achieving self-sufficiency in nursing, while the...

Advice to walk like a penguin was bound to bring cold comfort

Health advice is given with good intentions, but telling older people to walk like penguins...

Matt Griffiths: The UK pioneered nurse prescribing, but are we making it count?

Many nurses who can prescribe do so infrequently, or not at all. A review of the nurse...

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