We must unlock the potential of volunteers to improve patient care

Laura Shalev Greene highlights the work of HelpForce, an organisation that champions...

Fitted sheets on hospital beds have been a long time coming

What will we do without former icon of the profession, the hospital corner, asks Jane Bates

I’m returning my medal in protest at ‘hostile environment’ policy

Government is charging refugees for care, and turning nurses into border guards

Public health should not be an easy target for cuts

Funding has dropped by nearly a quarter in five years, but what will be the long-term effect?

Pay rise: maybe it's time to strike...

Nurses are right to feel short changed by claims that earnings are up, says Jane Bates

Responding to a measles outbreak

How collaboration helped contain a recent outbreak of the virus

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...