Graham Scott

RCN Nurse of the Year 2018 does the profession proud

Angela Hall’s innovative work has transformed the care of people with heart conditions

Nurses on break

Nurses’ well-being is the key to workforce crisis

Ensuring staff can take breaks would encourage more to stay

Graham Scott

Is this the best pay offer NHS nurses can hope for? Yes, probably

The NHS pay proposal clearly doesn’t please everyone, but it is almost certainly the best...

New website

A new-look website to suit your needs

Enhanced websites and a new app accompany the launch of our new, monthly Nursing Standard,...

Social media

Rules on nurses’ use of social media must move with the times

The rules on appropriate and professional use of social media should give nurses the scope...

Annual Leave

Nurses’ annual leave is more important than ever

A more generous pay deal must be part of the government’s response to the nurse staffing...

Jeremy Hunt

Culture change is not the only way to address mistakes in the NHS

Nurses want to be open about mistakes, but are sometimes afraid to be, as Jeremy Hunt...

Nursing Now Campaign

Let’s build an unstoppable alliance to ensure Nursing Now succeeds

The global campaign, led by the WHO and backed by the Duchess of Cambridge, begins its three...

Dignity dying

UK still refuses to address the scandal of people dying without dignity

Too many people die a painful or undignified death because there is insufficient funding to...

Nurse on iPad

Techie or technophobe? Discover all that e-nursing has to offer

This week we begin a series of articles aimed at helping nurses to improve their digital...

University application

Falling nursing degree applicant numbers show folly of bursary and fees changes

The number of applicants for courses starting in 2018 across the UK is down by a third since...

Nurse doing CPD

Cuts in funding for nurses’ CPD must be reversed immediately

The decision to reduce funding for nurses’ continuing professional development was daft. Now...


Don’t blame younger nurses who quit rather than accept poor conditions

The profession has risen to the challenge time and again as NHS resources dwindled, but...

Nurses need to make their own decision on whether to have flu vaccination

The high number of flu cases this winter has prompted a call for flu vaccination to be made...

Winter crisis highlights ministers’ failure to take staffing seriously

With cancelled operations and long queues, the simplistic solution would be to open more...

Scrap the Cap an indisputable success, but the challenge isn’t over yet

The coming year holds the prospect of a meaningful pay rise for nurses, but an attempt to...

A chance for ‘ordinary’ nurses to share, inspire and win recognition for their...

Nominate yourself or a colleague for this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards and help celebrate...

Focus is now on review body to start restoring nurses’ pay

The chancellor took the correct approach in his budget by saying he would wait for the...


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