No excuse for grown-up tantrums at work

Temper tantrums seem liberating, but self-control is a better choice, says Jane Bates

Making it easier to prevent and control infection in hospitals

Consistent best practice is needed to solve a problem that costs the NHS £1 billion a year

Safe staffing: five years on from the Francis report what has changed?

With nurses struggling to provide safe care, UK-wide staffing laws can’t come soon enough

Turning the tide on NHS waste

A sea change in practice is needed to reduce the amount of waste in the NHS, says Jane Bates

‘Fighting talk’ about cancer can do more harm than good

The desire to put on a brave face can rob patients of the chance to discuss end of life care

More BME nurses should sign up for inspiring awards process

Judge for RCNi Nurse Awards urges staff to shine a light on the talent in the profession

Abortion reform: it makes sense to trust nurses with more responsibility

It is nurses who support women through the abortion process, and the law should reflect this

Janet Davies: Degree level apprenticeships are not a quick fix

The apprenticeship route into nursing has great potential but it must be properly funded

Lessons from Gosport: If you have concerns, make someone aware

Review into untimely deaths shows nurses must know the intended use of medicines

Judging the RCNi Nurse Awards has made me so proud of our profession

Every finalist shows what a huge difference excellent nurses can make

Jane Bates: It's time we stopped taking the NHS for granted

We demand more than the 70-year-old NHS can deliver

Jane Bates: What the sugar tax can’t change

Despite the best efforts of government and healthcare staff, sometimes the message doesn’t...

Hand hygiene shortcuts: knowing why they happen can improve everyone’s practice

Lapses in hand washing are common – so recognising them is essential for patient safety

Sharon Blackburn and Stacey McCann: Leading Change, Adding Value releases the potential...

The Leading Change, Adding Value framework is supporting care staff as well as nurses and...

Variations in healthcare: how you can help close the gap

Nursing, midwifery and care staff can help identify and address inequities in healthcare

Reflections on a loss of hearing

Jane Bates deals with a debilitating condition

Support for nurses in making clinical decisions

Clinical decision support tools provide nurses with pertinent knowledge and patient...

Help the NHS by buying your own medicine

Buy your own medicine if available over the counter to ease the burden on the NHS, says Jane...