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A meal to die for

It might have gone down in the annals of true crime as murder by potato if things had turned...

Medicines management

How can we stop medicines from being wasted?

Speak out

Voices - Nurses have shown they are stronger than ever, says Peter Carter

Let’s face it – nursing staff have had more than their fair share of battles recently....

Counting the cost

In a bid to control runaway spending on temporary staff and encourage NHS trusts to employ...

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...

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-...

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 - 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.

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...

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