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Mary McClarey: Creative writing is enhanced by a nurse’s insights

My nursing experiences have helped to shape my novels, says author Mary McClarey

Jane Bates: Nurse leaders need to start telling it like it really is 

An investigation by the BBC, based on figures released by NHS Digital, shows nurses are...

Christopher Allen: Increased uptake of cardiac rehab urgently needed

Cardiac rehabilitation offers significant physical and emotional benefits to patients and...

Janet Davies: Support our campaign for legislation on safe staffing across the UK

Short staffing is a year-round problem that hits even harder in winter. We need a commitment...

Alison Twycross: NMC’s new education standards must bring radical change

Professional self-interest should not be allowed to shape the Nursing and Midwifery Council’...

Howard Catton: Nurses must lead from the front by getting the flu jab

The World Health Organization estimates that up to 650,000 deaths a year are attributable to...

Amanda Cheesley: Help yourself but ask your employer to look after you too

A series of crises and losses in her personal life put RCN professional lead Amanda Cheesley...

Ian Hulatt: Resilience doesn’t mean coping at all costs

Warning signs that the nursing workforce is in trouble have been apparent for years. The...

Janet Davies: Nursing Workforce report demands solutions to problems facing the...

Janet Davies applauds the recommendations from a cross-party group of MPs about time for...

Yvonne Coghill: Why you should nominate a colleague for an RCNi Award

Too few nurses from black and minority ethnic backgrounds receive awards for their efforts,...

Jane Bates: How can a board game lead to a broken rib?

Forget risky sports and drinking too much alcohol, a sedate game of Scrabble is the biggest...

Caroline Shuldham: Nurses must remain emotionally engaged but protected from burnout 

Emotional engagement with patients is an important part of the nursing role, but the well-...

Jane Bates: A little appreciation goes a long way

A simple ‘thank you’ for a job well done costs nothing and is a positive among the tiredness...

Susan Osborne: Why do some nurses fail to meet the basic needs of patients?

A stay in hospital as an inpatient left Safe Staffing Alliance chair Susan Osborne feeling...

Susan Aitkenhead: National framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff will ensure...

Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) puts a new emphasis on measuring improvement. With the...

Linda Aiken: NHS policy is driving harmful variation in nurse staffing levels and...

The latest evidence on registered nurse numbers and patient satisfaction makes the case for...

Jane Bates: Who wants a picnic in the bleak mid-winter? 

Picnics should mean wasps and sunburn, not sub-zero temperatures and hypothermia, says Jane...

Crystal Oldman: Pride in NHS, but UK must debate future cost of universal healthcare

Open and honest discussions about funding and use of resources are vital to protect the...

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