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Take the strain

Don’t forget about staff health, says Jane Bates.

Back in the day

Today is shaping up nicely. It is cold and windy, and the sky looks so ghastly that we...

Workforce

You couldn’t make it up part one: a ‘tough on immigration’ government yields to employer...

Voices - Forget ‘quick fixes’ and follow the US lead on staff says Susan Osborne

Leading nurse academic Linda Aiken presented research from a major international workforce...

Diversity challenge

At the chief nursing officer (CNO) for England’s summit next week, I will be speaking during...

Ghost busting

Jane Bates tackles the scary revalidation tales.

A burning issue

Everyone loves my French beans with black mustard, garlic and chilli flakes. But I should...

FGM – Recognise, Respond, Refer and Report

Nurses now have a duty to report cases of FGM. By building rapport with women affected they...

Why are social care staff undervalued and misunderstood?

Research by the national learning disability charity FitzRoy has found that families of...

Voices - Revalidation is a chance to develop, so make the most of it, says Janet Finch

The momentous decision to introduce revalidation marks the start of a new era for the UK’s...

Ask your experts

When former chief medical officer for Scotland Sir Harry Burns was a surgeon at Glasgow...

The full monty

Perhaps we’ve all had enough says Jane Bates.

She’s out of line

It is just what you need on a Saturday night – an old friend telling your wife that she is...

Demystifying nursing research

Wendy Durham and Chris Sykes explain conceptual frameworks and how they are used in nursing...

Voices - Victory on overseas nurses shows us the fight was worth it, says Janet Davies

Last month we celebrated the reversal of migration laws that would have forced thousands of...

More than a badge

The profile that dementia has secured in the UK over the past five years is surely good news...

Mums’ army

Jane Bates salutes the ex-nurses still working.

Visionary ideas

When I grew up, I wanted to be an engine driver. Still do in fact. But my parents palmed me...

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