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Jane Bates: Care means taking time to explain and be kind

As someone with severe dental phobia, finding a kind and compassionate dentist made all the...

Caroline Shuldham: Why it’s vital for nurses to engage in research

Whether you are interested in a career in research, or just want to do a one-off project,...

Viv Bennett: Improving cervical screening uptake would save lives 

With the uptake rate of cervical cancer screening at a 20-year low, nurses need to help...

Jane Bates: Why do nurses feel a need to work when they’re ill?

Going to work with a painful tooth abscess leaves Jane Bates smiling through gritted teeth,...

Kayleigh Peel: Tragedy looms for the NHS unless nursing recaptures its appeal

Newly qualified nurse Kayleigh Peel loves her job, but short staffing, low pay and lack of...

Kevin Hyland: As a nurse, you are on the front line fighting modern slavery

The independent anti-slavery commissioner pledges his support to healthcare professionals...

World AIDS Day 2017

Jason Warriner: Don't lose the momentum against HIV

Jane Bates: Beware the Christmas Eve cocktails

From cracked ribs to a sore back, the Yuletide festivities are not without hazard for Jane...

Howard Catton: Nursing will be a powerhouse for global change in 2018

With a new chief nursing officer at the WHO and the start of the Nursing Now! campaign, 2018...

Matter over mind: physical causes of mental illness

The old argument that the roots of mental illness may lie in the body, not the mind, has...

Katrina McNamara: Government action vital to improve children's palliative care...

Out of hours children's palliative care services are vital to support the families of...

Crystal Oldman: Policymakers should shadow a district nurse for a day

To truly understand the highly skilled, complex care delivered by district nurses in...

Jane Bates: Is the right to see a GP such an outdated idea?

All patients deserve a face-to-face medicines review with their GP. Not only is this in the...

Ellen McPake: We must protect patients from the internet's bogus cures and...

Inaccurate and misleading online health information manipulates vulnerable people. Nurses...

Yvonne Coghill: Grenfell Tower nurse makes me proud of our profession

Simone Williams, one of the first nurses on the scene at the Grenfell Tower fire, worked...

Gail Miles: How a nurse-led unit supports patients with respiratory disease

Set up ten years ago in Rotherham, a former coalmining community with high rates of COPD,...

Jane Bates: Madness of NHS plan to ask patients their gender preference

A directive from NHS England asking health professionals to record the sexual orientation of...

Caroline Shuldham: Schwartz rounds help ease stress, foster teamwork

Attending Schwartz rounds enables staff to share experiences with colleagues and discuss the...

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