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Zoë Packman: A team approach to reducing inpatient falls

Making the ward environment safer for patients should be a primary aim for nurses and...

Presenting yourself as ‘just a nurse’ gives the wrong message

Nurses need to better convey the critical nature of the profession and its impact, and can...

Janet Finch: We must find ways to make nurses stay in the profession

The number of nurses leaving the register is a worrying trend for our health and care...

Caroline Shuldham: Volunteers in the NHS can complement care

With so many people willing to give up their time and share their skills, health services...

Heather Henry: Time for straight talk about nursing’s hierarchies

Workforce strategies must adopt new approaches and consider how nurses can become enablers...

Jane Bates: Anyone on the wagon should be cheered on, not dragged down

If a friend is trying to improve their health by going on a diet or giving up alcohol offer...

Annessa Rebair: Why suicide prevention must be part of pre-registration nurse education 

Senior lecturer in mental health Annessa Rebair lost her brother to suicide when he was 21...

Dame Julie Moore: Senior NHS staff are still afraid to be open about their sexuality

Early in her nursing career Julie Moore kept her personal life hidden. Today, she is one of...

Jane Cummings: Dispelling myths of what it means to be a nurse

Nurses and midwives are highly skilled professionals who touch every corner of healthcare...

Ben Thomas: Challenging health inequalities for gay and bisexual men and transgender...

Figures from Prostate Cancer UK show the number of men dying from prostate cancer has...

Jane Bates: Forget pride, it’s over efficiency that comes before a fall 

In her haste to be highly organised, Jane Bates almost costs her trust a fortune by opening...

Mary McClarey: Creative writing is enhanced by a nurse’s insights

My nursing experiences have helped to shape my novels, says author Mary McClarey

Jane Bates: Nurse leaders need to start telling it like it really is 

An investigation by the BBC, based on figures released by NHS Digital, shows nurses are...

Christopher Allen: Increased uptake of cardiac rehab urgently needed

Cardiac rehabilitation offers significant physical and emotional benefits to patients and...

Janet Davies: Support our campaign for legislation on safe staffing across the UK

Short staffing is a year-round problem that hits even harder in winter. We need a commitment...

Alison Twycross: NMC’s new education standards must bring radical change

Professional self-interest should not be allowed to shape the Nursing and Midwifery Council’...

Howard Catton: Nurses must lead from the front by getting the flu jab

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 650,000 deaths a year are attributable to...

Amanda Cheesley: Help yourself but ask your employer to look after you too

A series of crises and losses in her personal life put RCN professional lead Amanda Cheesley...

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