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Only a bully would demand more productivity from nurses

Anyone naive enough to think nurses might get a meaningful pay rise will have been brought...

Lord Nigel Crisp: Stop wasting nurses' talent and commitment...

The Nursing Now campaign aims to raise the profile of nursing globally and ensure nurses are...

Susan Osborne: Whimsical workforce guidance won’t help create a safer NHS

Guidance has belatedly been published on safe nurse staffing levels in five new healthcare...

Alison Twycross: Give more school-leavers a solid foundation for entry to nursing...

Many young people just miss out on the qualifications needed to undertake a nursing degree...

Jane Bates: How to prevent the NHS from going down the drain

The response to the nursing crisis has been to step up training or recruit nurses from...

Jane Bates: Public humiliation left me walking on eggshells - but now it's time to...

A past encounter in which Jane Bates was accused of being a 'do-gooder' left her thinking...

Lesley Jones: The NHS needs us all to move towards a digital future

NHS Improvement’s nurse fellow for digital health says collaboration is needed to introduce...

Joanne Bosanquet: A clear vision of health promotion for nurses and midwives

Public Health England’s deputy chief nurse reflects on how prevention, promotion and...

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...

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