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Ian Hulatt: Melancholy disputes over effectiveness of antidepressants

A huge review of the evidence has found antidepressants are more effective than placebos....

Buckingham Palace reception a fitting celebration of nursing

Nurses discussed profession’s diverse roles with Prince Charles

Georgina McNamara: We need more specialist nurses to drive improvement on sepsis

Despite some progress, the initial treatment for many patients diagnosed with sepsis is...

Josie Irwin: Government’s offer is a leap in the right direction

A rise of 6.5% over three years is not a panacea, but the offer is free of unpalatable...

Advice to walk like a penguin was bound to bring cold comfort

Health advice is given with good intentions, but telling older people to walk like penguins...

Matt Griffiths: The UK pioneered nurse prescribing, but are we making it count?

Many nurses who can prescribe do so infrequently, or not at all. A review of the nurse...

Only a bully would demand more productivity from nurses

Anyone naive enough to think nurses might get a meaningful pay rise will have been brought...

Lord Nigel Crisp: Stop wasting nurses' talent and commitment...

The Nursing Now campaign aims to raise the profile of nursing globally and ensure nurses are...

Susan Osborne: Whimsical workforce guidance won’t help create a safer NHS

Guidance has belatedly been published on safe nurse staffing levels in five new healthcare...

Alison Twycross: Give more school-leavers a solid foundation for entry to nursing...

Many young people just miss out on the qualifications needed to undertake a nursing degree...

Jane Bates: How to prevent the NHS from going down the drain

The response to the nursing crisis has been to step up training or recruit nurses from...

Jane Bates: Public humiliation left me walking on eggshells - but now it's time to...

A past encounter in which Jane Bates was accused of being a 'do-gooder' left her thinking...

Lesley Jones: The NHS needs us all to move towards a digital future

NHS Improvement’s nurse fellow for digital health says collaboration is needed to introduce...

Joanne Bosanquet: A clear vision of health promotion for nurses and midwives

Public Health England’s deputy chief nurse reflects on how prevention, promotion and...

Zoë Packman: A team approach to reducing inpatient falls

Making the ward environment safer for patients should be a primary aim for nurses and...

Presenting yourself as ‘just a nurse’ gives the wrong message

Nurses need to better convey the critical nature of the profession and its impact, and can...

Janet Finch: We must find ways to make nurses stay in the profession

The number of nurses leaving the register is a worrying trend for our health and care...

Caroline Shuldham: Volunteers in the NHS can complement care

With so many people willing to give up their time and share their skills, health services...

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