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Too tight to call

Fashion can be a health hazard, says Jane Bates.

Biryani buddies

What do Pierce Brosnan, George Clooney, Andrew Lloyd Webber and my neighbour Gemma have in...

Speak out

Voices - The QNI will shape safe staffing in the community, says Crystal Oldman

The strategic aim of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) is to improve the health of...

What is the fee for?

I am often asked by nurses and midwives what they get in return for the fee they pay to the...

Recognition

Shout out about good care, writes Jane Bates.

Each to his own

People worry about the medicalisation of everyday life. Old age has been medicalised, they...

Workforce

With almost three million registered nurses, the United States is the largest English-...

Voices - We all want safe staffing, and NICE can deliver it, says Susan Osborne

Less than one month in power and the government pulls the plug on the National Institute for...

Take the patient safety pledge

The past decade has seen a great deal of work focused on patient safety, including incident...

Plane stupid

Jane Bates has to wing it after a baggage error.

Soundbite science

I love it when news items about science and health are treated as light entertainment. The...

Question Marc

Is it okay to say sorry to a patient or relative after an incident has occurred? My manager...

Voices - Direct and indirect care nurses all play important roles, says Viv Bennett

A social media conversation recently looked at what ‘nursing care’ and ‘patient care’ mean...

A vote for enlightenment

At this year’s RCN congress in Bournemouth, a resolution is being debated that is close to...

Fast times

I was slightly nervous when I realised that Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, takes place...

Walkies for two

Janet slips out of bed and silently disappears. Was I snoring again? Maybe I need surgery....

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