Editorial

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...

We can be a global force for good health

Nurses have a lot on their plate just now so tackling climate change might feel like someone...

We have to understand why it’s tough at the top

Nurses know all about resilience, and most possess it in abundance. Coping with the pressure...

So much work to do to raise our game on health

Some issues refuse to go away: they are raised repeatedly, action is promised, not much...

No more excuses on institutional care

When the Winterbourne View Hospital scandal was revealed in the Panorama TV documentary –...

GPs should wake up to their workforce’s woes

So many practice nurses are expected to retire in the next few years that a national audit...

Are NHS race equality policies up to standard?

Finally, after months of lobbying from unions, NHS England and employers, the Home Office...

Hospices need funding to maintain high standards

Almost every day, week and month of the year is earmarked by some charity or other as an...

Revalidation rules must be clear from the start

This week a group of 12 men and women will make a decision that will have a profound effect...

Race equality initiative leaves nowhere to hide

Policies, initiatives, campaigns – they have all failed, one after the other, to end race...

‘Pay your own way’ places are no solution

Every year, hundreds of those who apply for pre-registration nursing courses are turned away...

Flexible shift patterns work for everyone

Around one third of nurses in England work 12-hour shifts, and anecdotal evidence suggests...

Agency limits will only work if the cap fits

Limits are to be imposed on the amount of money that many NHS organisations can spend on...

Unsung nursing heroes deserve recognition

Whenever disaster or tragedy strikes, nurses are often among the first on the scene. Last...

Our talent at the top is still going to waste

Waste in the health service is nothing new, with stories usually focusing on supplies and...

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