Editorial

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...

Language barriers leave us all in limbo

We have all been served in shops by staff with limited English, or endured those...

When a student speaks, managers should listen

Raising concerns, speaking out, blowing the whistle – three phrases that mean much the same...

Add your voice to end of life care consultation

The long-running saga over what – if anything – should replace the Liverpool Care Pathway...

Nurses need the details on revalidation – fast

As I sat down to write my first editorial for Nursing Standard, my phone rang. It was my...

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