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Voices - The government is making staff shortages worse, says Susan Osborne

The 1972 report by the Committee on Nursing, known as the Briggs report, is well worth...

Value for money

The government announced in its spending review that it intends to consult on changes to the...

Money matters

All nurses deserve their pay, says Jane Bates.

Tree of pain

I like trees as much as anyone. But, thanks to the graceful ash outside our kitchen window,...

Workplace wisdom

A junior nurse was suspended due to allegations of misconduct, and the charge nurse has...

Cheers for the largest worldwide ovarian cancer screening trial

Specialist gynaecological nurse Tracie Miles reflects on the findings of the UK...

Caught in Catch-22

Anyone who has tried to make an appointment with their GP recently will know the...

Care for a fig?

New cough remedy has Jane Bates all ears.

A listening ear

I am speaking loudly into my phone at the station. ‘We had an earthquake last night,’ I...

Medicines management

As someone responsible for medicines management, what can I expect when the Care Quality...

Voices - Exciting challenges are in store for nurses in 2016, says Janet Finch

It is good to pause at the beginning of a new year and reflect on what we have achieved,...

Voices - RCN centenary is a time to celebrate nursing’s past and to fight for its future

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the RCN – 100 years of influencing policy, driving...

Locked in by labels

A diagnosis of a mental illness is a sticky label that is difficult – sometimes impossible...

Feel my pain

Jane Bates is happy that ‘patient knows best’.

Help the aged

Kerry’s face lights up the minute I walk into the office. ‘I’ve been looking through your...

Workforce

The turn of the year is probably not the best time to be reminded that, if you are an NHS...

Janet Finch: the new year could match 2016 for exciting developments

Last year was exceptional for the NMC and there are more exciting times to follow, says...

International Council of Nurses congress 2015, a personal retrospective

Christine Walker, editor of Nursing Children and Young People, looks back on the ICN's...

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