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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...

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...

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