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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...

Michael Nevill: Nurses should support moves to decriminalise abortion

The law on abortion is an outmoded barrier to optimal care in medical abortions. It forces...

Lisa Bayliss Pratt: Trainee nursing associates an exciting addition to the workforce

The introduction of the nursing associate role was not without controversy, but one year on...

Jane Bates: The virus that stole Christmas 

The viral infection that scuppered Christmas for many of us may not have been flu, but to...

Garry Brough: Nurses must show knowledge and sensitivity in dealing with HIV

Nurses are uniquely well placed to provide person-centred care for people with HIV, but they...

Janet Davies: Dawn of a year of opportunity for nurses

Campaigning for safe staffing legislation and ensuring a pay rise for all will be the top...

Janet Finch: Why 2018 is an important year for the NMC

With changes to legislation, an overhaul of education standards and the decision to regulate...

Lesley Carter: Nurses are key to preventing malnutrition in older people

More nursing care interventions and follow-up in the community after discharge from hospital...

Opportunity for black and minority ethnic nurses to showcase their achievements

Community matron Dena Ross, joint winner of the Nursing Older People category at the RCNi...

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...

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