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Shocking statistics

An independent panel of experts last year declared the NHS to be the best healthcare system...

IT? Not for me

Jane Bates’ tech-savvy friend has an uphill task.

Smooth delivery

The guys who do the supermarket home deliveries are always chatty, and today’s caller is no...

Best defence is preparation

Three nurses, all from different wards, have put in sexual harassment complaints against a...

Voices - School nursing can seem like a steep learning curve, says Crystal Oldman

There is no doubt the school nursing service is becoming an increasingly important and...

A turn for the worse

With the Assisted Dying Bill due to be introduced in the House of Commons on September 11, I...

Ethical abyss

Safeguarding stops short for Jane Bates.

Festival fever

Sitting with the windows open, I hear the sounds of late summer. But what am I hearing...

Medicines management

I am a nurse prescriber and my patient is insisting I give him antibiotics even though he...

Workforce

Chancellor George Osborne’s July budget announcement about four more years of pay constraint...

Voices - Revalidation might be easier than you think, suggests Janet Finch

Revalidation is the single biggest change to nursing and midwifery regulation in years. It...

The caring act

There have been a number of cases of people travelling abroad to be assisted to die in the...

Wait for it…

Jane Bates expects no preferential treatment.

Queasy commute

Do I have an eating disorder? It would not be the first time in my life.

The RCN has crucial roles to play in support of nursing

Ainna Fawcett-Henesy, international consultant in Nursing and Health, on why the RCN has to...

Voices - The new rules on agency spending are fait accompli, says Susan Osborne

What happens when politicians go on holiday? NHS Improvement, a merger of Monitor and the...

End the shame game

Any healthcare professional who works in the clinical field of abortion does so because they...

Word perfect

Jane Bates ponders the power of a name.

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