Editorial

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...

Five worthy finalists for our Patient’s Choice award

The RCNi Nurse Awards are the only awards that give patients the opportunity to choose their...

Survey reiterates the morale mantra, but Hunt still not listening

A new survey by Nursing Standard and the Sunday Mirror newspaper reinforces the obvious...

Diaries reveal the commitment and care nurses give every day

You almost certainly do not know Liz Alderton, Jason Gray O'Connor or Hilda Hayo, but after...

Education standards could strengthen every nurse's professional standing...

We are not yet a quarter of the way through 2017, but it already looks set to be a momentous...

Overcoming stereotypes: nursing in 2017

Sex kitten or battleaxe, doctor’s handmaiden or angel. Nurses have faced various stereotypes...

Excellent end of life care requires time and resources

Our exclusive survey with Marie Curie reveals the difficulties nurses face in ensuring...

Plenty to be proud of despite difficult times

Not a day goes by without another story about the crisis in the NHS, yet nurses continue to...

RCN sets the bar high for advanced nursing status

It’s good to see the college taking the lead on defining advanced practice, and it seems...

Pay cap is nothing short of a national scandal

Nurses have suffered too much for too long and the protests and lobbying must continue, says...

Editorial: Connecting our readers with the latest from Cochrane

This week Nursing Standard launches a new series of summaries of the world-renowned Cochrane...

Diversion tactics won’t fix a system at breaking point

It’s time our politicians stopped trying to shift the blame and made better spending choices...

Editorial: Prevention is better than compensation

Many mishaps – and costly staff injury claims – could be avoided if only everyone took a...

Editorial: Retirement crisis warnings becoming reality

As the number of NHS staff opting for retirement surges, the serious nurse shortage that...

Editorial: Accentuate the positive for 2017

Few of us will forget the momentous events of 2016 – a remarkable year on so many fronts,...

Editorial: Research into imbalance in NMC referrals welcome

Early in 2017 the Nursing and Midwifery Council will reveal the findings of its research...

Editorial: RCN centenary highlights all that unites nurses

Several hundred nurses from around the world gathered in London last week for an...

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