Without action on pay and vacancies, who’ll be wearing the new national uniform?

The pay award falls far short of unions’ demands, and it won’t help to reduce staff shortages

‘Wanted: superhuman angel nurses who will make a difference’

What happens when recruitment ads promote an image of nurses as martyrs

Fair pay: why we need to shout louder than ever before

If nurses leave, how can the government deliver on its care plans?

Racism and black nurses: why profession must get on the right side of history

Pandemic exposed consequences of inequalities, but also how quickly we can change things

Overseas nurses: the career opportunities are there, but what about long-term support?

It’s up to recruiting organisations to provide both – and do it ethically

Domestic violence: a lack of training is stopping nurses from saving lives

Nurses in all settings come into contact with abuse victims, so should be equipped to respond

Nursing student attrition: we’re still waiting for data and that leaves nursing...

Why the worrying trend in students leaving shows the need for freely available information

Online abuse: trolls and vaccine conspiracy theorists can’t be left to keep bullying us

Pandemic has brought the best and worst out in the public – and the abuse must be stopped

Let’s cool down the hydration debate: drink water but be discreet

Different generations have clashed about drinking at nurses’ stations

Time to drop gendered job titles and leave ‘sister’ in the past

Nursing must follow other emergency services and go genderless – or be forever undervalued

Safe staffing: is it time for mandatory nurse-to-patient ratios in England?

New workforce standards do not go far enough to help the country catch-up on safe staffing

Work-life balance: how to get the flexible and fair practices nurses deserve

Gender-sensitive employment conditions can help tackle institutional bias

Compulsory staff vaccination for COVID-19 ignores the power of respect and persuasion

Compelling care home workers to be double-jabbed is no way to treat this workforce

Why NHS’s reliance on overseas nurses will last for years to come

Nurses recruited internationally are a mainstay of the NHS – and that is not about to change

Work-life balance: why our employers need to be dragged into the 21st century

Women do most of the family caring, and workplaces must accommodate this

Protected titles and safe skill mix: why it matters even more post-pandemic

Diluted staffing ratios and skill mix during intense pressure on NHS must not become the norm

NHS pay review body: why nurses need to see an improvement on 1% pay proposal

Final pay announcement must improve on ‘insulting’ 1% pay proposal

When anyone can be called ‘nurse’, patient care and profession’s self-esteem are at risk

Why a new petition is calling for the term ‘nurse’ to be protected in law, once and for all