Editorial

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...

Editorial: how will the education shake-up affect attrition target?

The government’s effort to tackle drop-out rates is laudable, but it comes as nurse...

Editorial: cheating is never okay, but don’t be too quick to judge

Desperate circumstances may sometimes lead to desperate measures in cases of academic...

Editorial: leadership support scheme a boost

A scheme will see deputy nurse directors offered additional mentoring and support by more...

Nurses will benefit from NMC’s new approach to hearings

Overhauling procedure for fitness to practise cases will save money, says Graham Scott.

Don’t penalise nurses for driving to work

NHS trusts must play fair when it comes to car parking charges, says Graham Scott

Staff gossip could highlight urgent concerns

Impromptu conversations at the water cooler can be a useful barometer of morale
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Let’s redress the balance with Nurse Awards

The annual RCNi Nurse Awards exist so that healthcare staff receive the recognition they...

Should we drop our Black History Month special issue?

Nursing Standard editor Graham Scott asks if it's time to try a new approach to raising BME...

Editorial: Unions' exasperation over pay is justified

Money released by chancellor must go to those keeping teh NHS running, says Graham Scott

Editorial: Time for recognition where it’s due

An RCN project that will provide formal credentials for advanced nursing skills is a...

Turnover of nurse directors remains worryingly high

Nursing Standard’s annual survey of nurse directors indicates unsettled leadership but...

Editor Graham Scott warns nurses' voices must be heard

The debacle over student funding highlights nurses' lack of influence in the policy-...

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