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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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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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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

If someone asked you what your success looked like, could you tell them?

Stand-out entries in the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 team category set their goals at the outset
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Good communication is essential to good care

Communication – with patients and colleagues – is a running theme in this month’s content 
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‘Big picture’ political issues become nurses’ daily reality

While the RCN and the country face uncertain times, nursing care continues

RCN no confidence vote: I hope the situation doesn’t become a political football

Turmoil at the RCN should not distract us from what really matters – elevating nursing care
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Welcome to an amazing career

It’s a time of year when nurses are starting their careers, and they deserve encouragement
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A new editor, a new format, but the same high standards

Nursing Standard’s new editor Lynn Eaton invites readers to help shape the news

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