Editorial

Assisted dying debate highlights need for palliative care improvements

Evidence given by nurse with motor neurone disease in support of changing the law on...

Your chance to shape the future of the RCN and the profession

In the most significant change to RCN leadership for a generation, rank and file nurses have...

Why it’s so important to take part in NMC education consultation

The regulator’s proposals for nurse education will divide opinion – which is why yours...

As nurse numbers fall, policy makers must act before it’s too late

After years of poor workforce planning, disillusioned nurses are leaving the profession –...

Summer of protest is our best chance to scrap the cap

The government’s position is weak, so now is the time for the nursing profession to unite in...

Grenfell Tower tragedy echoes public safety issues of Mid Staffs

The London tower block fire has parallels with the Mid Staffs hospital scandal, with...

Our health secretary remains, but his priorities must change

The new government’s mandate may be weak, but Jeremy Hunt has a lot to get on with, from the...

Why empowering nurses makes good sense

A new ICN campaign to raise the profession’s profile – and voice – will make the business...

Manchester response reveals the spirit of our NHS staff

As they always do in the nation’s hour of need, nurses came to the rescue last week by...

If the pay banding system is broke, let’s fix it

Rebanding of all jobs covered by Agenda for Change would be a major task, but nurses deserve...

Scrap the cap or jeopardise patient safety

Nurses undoubtedly deserve a better pay deal, but an end to the government’s pay cap is also...

A modest hero for Nurses' Day...

The theme of this year's Nurses' Day is nursing heroes and the winner of the Patient’s...
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Why RCN Nurse of the Year Melanie Davies is our worthy winner

RCN Nurse of the Year 2017 Melanie Davies has transformed care for people with learning...

New Care England project to challenge care home prejudice

There is a widespread misconception that working in a nursing home is relentlessly hard and...

A more palatable approach to hospital food

A Nursing Standard investigation suggests that there has been a small but welcome...

Learning disability nurse numbers heading in the wrong direction

Improving services for vulnerable people will require more, not fewer, traning places,...

Threat of industrial action may force a rethink over pay

We are approaching a decade of unprecedented pay restraint, but surely the time has come for...

Tackling the nursing shortage: recruitment or retention?

A new fast-track nursing scheme will be piloted from September, but is this the right...

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