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Jane Bates: Is the right to see a GP such an outdated idea?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

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...

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