Editorial

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NHS nursing staff hold RCN banners as they set out on fair pay march to Whitehall in July 2021l

NHS pay award: having to wrangle over a fair deal is the last thing nurses need now

If ministers want to boost nurse retention, a mere 3% pay award is not the way to do it

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Mandatory vaccination for nursing staff: why conversation trumps coercion

Expert persuasion is a far better way to combat vaccine hesitancy than legal diktat

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Anger over pay and staffing is not surprising, but it is preventable

Nine out of ten nurses tell our survey the don’t feel valued by politicians in power

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Nurses’ uniform: is it time to ditch the dress for good?

Lessons may be learned from the workwear experience of nurses in the pandemic

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Is nursing a calling or a career choice?

The idea of nursing as a vocation is at odds with a professional image – and salary to match

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Shift patterns: why nurses deserve greater say over when they work

Ability to plan around work commitments is key to nurses’ work-life balance

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Pay rise for nurses: a better deal can no longer be a matter for debate

The case for fair pay in the NHS is crystal clear, and it is made every day by this pandemic

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Our well-being centre is a hub for mental health support in these toughest of times

The pandemic is putting nurses under immense emotional strain, but we’re here to help

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If ministers make one new year’s resolution, it should be to fund nurses’ pay properly

Nurse staffing must be a priority area too – 2020 offers ample evidence of that

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End of life care in a pandemic: the emotional cost to nurses

I have seen first-hand how nurses rise to the challenge – but they must be offered support

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Long-COVID, a term that is all too apt as we plan for our pandemic winter

Nurses must get the safeguards they deserve as they prepare for a second wave of infections

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Students can see the value in a nursing career – let’s not put them off

More people are starting nursing courses this year, despite an ill-conceived recruitment advert

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There should be no need to explain why nurses deserve a pay rise now

After the COVID-19 crisis, many are rightly angry over the recent public sector increase
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In remembrance: we invite you to share memories of colleagues who died in the pandemic

We hope online Book of Remembrance will be a comfort to bereaved families of nursing staff
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Nurses deserve a pay rise fit for ‘heroes’

Praise is welcome, but it’s time the profession secured a different kind of recognition
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COVID-19: Nurses are here for the public – the government must be there for them

Delivering PPE supplies is a start, but staff will need further support on the front line
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Want to retain staff? Play the generation game

Learning what different generations of staff want from their job will keep them engaged
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Yes, of course nursing is more than a ‘job for nice women’ – but tell that to the public

The image of nursing as women’s (low-skilled) work continues to hamper recruitment

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