Editorial

This is our chance to say ‘enough is enough’

Nursing is facing a twin threat: the introduction of the nursing associate role and the...

Research should be a part of every nurse’s life

Why does nursing research matter? For an answer to that question you only have to glance at...

Improving access to CPD is absolutely vital

Revalidation has arrived. Years in the making, testing and fine tuning, the new system is...

Patients need a strong voice in how NHS is run

Politicians, professionals and the public would surely all agree that patients must have a...

Paltry pay award is an immoral affront

It is hard to believe that the global financial crisis started eight years ago, and even...

Get your share of the NHS healthy staff fund

A £600 million initiative has been launched to help NHS staff in England lead healthier...

You can’t argue with statistics – or can you?

The results of two major surveys were released last week and laid bare the extent to which...

Nurse-led practice is a model for change

Primary care in the UK has long been dominated by GPs who have clung on to the power – and...

New law on staffing levels will save lives

Good news about nurse staffing levels can be hard to find, so how fantastic that a...

The world changes, but the NHS stays the same

‘In many parts of the NHS, managers are experiencing nursing manpower [sic] difficulties of...

Perhaps we’re not as accepting as we think

Fans of the BBC drama series Call the Midwife may be spending their Sunday evenings...

A chance to recognise caring for the carers

Time is running out to enter this year’s Nurse Awards and gain recognition for the excellent...

As cost of living grows, a 1% rise won’t go far

A pay rise of no more than 1% is what nurses in England can expect in the coming year. This...

This is what excellent care homes look like

Read the national press and you could be forgiven for thinking that care homes are...

Everything changes… and nothing changes

The name Sarah Swift may mean little to you, but she played a pivotal role in the...

A resolution for 2016 that is easy to keep

Reflections and resolutions always accompany the turn of a year, as we inevitably take stock...

Bursary-v-loans battle is a chance for change

They came in their hundreds, from all over the UK. Nursing students and their supporters...

Double ‘take’ threatens the future of nursing

Most chancellors of the exchequer give with one hand and take with the other, but George...

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