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Caroline Shuldham: Schwartz rounds help ease stress, foster teamwork

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

Sara Gorton: Why a pat on the back is simply not good enough for NHS staff

Praise for NHS staff is all very well, but it means nothing if it is not matched with extra...

Jane Bates: Flexible working just a dream until NHS is adequately staffed 

While the concept of flexible, family-friendly working is very welcome, it is just a pipe...

Janet Davies: Investment in nursing must not stop at new recruits 

More funding to train nursing associates and graduate apprentices is welcome, but developing...

Karen Stansfield: The future of health visiting is at risk

A downward trend in the number of health visitor training places being taken up could be...

Jane Bates: Frail and elderly or fit for work?

The baby boomer generation is expected to work until approaching age 70 but they are...

Sue Kellie: How nurses can help homeless young people

Nurses can help homeless young people find a solution to physical and mental health problem...

Rhian Burke: Bereavement support after our baby’s death could have saved my husband

Days after Rhian Burke’s baby son died in an emergency department, her husband took his own...

Janet Finch: Advisory forum will help NMC to work better across the UK

A new advisory forum will help the Nursing and Midwifery Council stay informed of regional...

Susan Osborne: Safe nurse staffing ratios must be mandated across the globe

Staff shortages and cuts to nurse leadership are worldwide problems for the nursing...

Josie Irwin: Government must fund above-inflation pay award, not pass the buck

The scrapping of the 1% pay cap shows that Jeremy Hunt has listened to nurses. But this does...

Brian Webster-Henderson: Remove the barriers to nurse research

Nurses and allied health professionals are far less likely than doctors or pharmacists to...

Joanne Bosanquet and Rose Gallagher: We must work together to prevent infection

To mark International Infection Prevention Week, specialists are calling on health...

Jane Bates: Constipation is nothing to be embarrassed about

Dispatched to the pharmacy for medication to ease a friend’s bowel problems, Jane Bates...

Jane Bates: Does the public really want a 24-hour NHS? 

With 8am surgery seen as too early a start, and evening appointments deemed too late, round-...

Caroline Shuldham: Collaborative audits are a vital part of the nursing toolkit

When staff work in terms to decide how to improve care, results can be highly effective.

Jane Cummings: Shaping the next generation of nurses

With a third of general practice nurses due to retire by 2020, it is vital that we support...

Jane Bates: When illness cuts into people’s hectic agendas, life must still go on

Constantly rearranging a medical appointment due to work and family commitments is causing...

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