Editorial

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The pandemic proves that when nurses speak, governments should listen

Nurse staffing must be a priority area for ministers – 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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Prime minister Boris Johnson clapping outside No 10 Downing Street. Picture: Alamy

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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montage of images of nursing staff who died in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic

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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Waterloo street art - NHS heroes

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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The army deliver a consignment of medical masks to St Thomas' Hospital, London. Picture:Getty Images

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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Older nurse mentoring a young nurse

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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illustration shows nurses in a variety of practice scenarios, showing how skilled and diverse the profession is

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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Nurses offer spiritual care as part of their everyday practice, for example, by holding a patient's hand or asking what matters to them

Why spiritual care is not as abstract as you may think

It’s already part of your everyday nursing practice – whether you are aware of it or not

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women discussing menopause in the workplace, using an information leaflet to help them

Menopause: it’s time to revolutionise what The Change means for nurses at work

Employers must recognise nursing is especially challenging for women who are in the menopause

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No time for a break: nurses reveal what short-staffing is doing to their well-being

Whole shifts without a sip of water show what the national nurse shortage looks like close-up

To the nurses of tomorrow – hello and welcome

Take a look at our resources for nursing’s next generation, and existing workforce
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Tell us about your well-being at work – and what can be done to improve it

Our Nursing Standard survey will be used to influence policymakers
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NHS People Plan promises are simple – but keeping them won’t be

Pledges in the interim plan need to be backed up with concrete action on staffing
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End of life care survey makes compelling case for staffing law

Nursing Standard-Marie Curie survey reveals impact of staff shortages on nurses and patients
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Will convicting violent patients be an effective deterrent against attacks on nurses?

Trusts are taking legal action in a bid to put an end to violent attacks on NHS staff

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