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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...
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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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CPD funding cuts prove costly for the profession

Health Education England has cut its CPD budget for nurses, midwives and allied health...
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Focus on quality improvement, not cost cutting, and save millions

Rather than looking for ways to reduce spending, a trust in Lancashire asks staff to become...
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New nurses deserve every help in their first steps on the career path

Our 2017 RCNi student award winner – and now regular contributor – Zoe Butler describes a...
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Focus of NHS workforce planning must be keeping the staff we have

Health Foundation report highlights the scale of the staff turnover challenge, with some...

Nurse appointments at top tables

Thanks to the appointment of two women called Elizabeth, nursing looks set to improve its...
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Pay cap removal must translate to a meaningful pay rise

The health secretary’s announcement that the NHS pay cap has been scrapped must be...
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It’s degree-educated, registered professionals we really need, Mr Hunt

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has finally reached the conclusion we need more nurses, but his...
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Nursing has long strides to make on the road to equality

With few nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds attaining the profession’s...
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Scotland’s Flying Start for newly qualified nurses sets example for rest of UK

Newly qualified nurses in Scotland are to receive additional support during their first in...
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Your perspective as a student can change nursing for the better

In a guest editorial for Nursing Standard’s student special issue, Zoe Butler says that...

A shameful silence over the attrition rate for nursing students

One in four nursing students drop out of their training courses, yet the bodies responsible...
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Strong nurse leadership still undermined by high turnover

Nursing Standard research shows turnover in nurse director roles remains unacceptably high,...
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‘Politics first, strategy later’ fails in workforce planning

Short-sighted priorities mean the government hasn’t moved beyond makeshift efforts to boost...
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Whitehall complacency unacceptable when challenged about NHS staffing

News stories about problems in the NHS invariably contain a comment from the Department of...
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Attracting men to the profession – a step towards tackling an inequality

The nursing workforce should reflect the population it serves, but men are under-represented...
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Ministers have the power to avert nursing’s perfect storm – and strike action

Poor pay is forcing nurses to quit and putting people off choosing nursing as a profession...

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