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Obese nurse cares for obese patient

Readers’ panel: Is it right to expect nurses to be role models for healthy weight? 

Clinicians who are obese are less able to give patients health advice, says NHS England

Agency nurse

Readers’ panel: Was Matt Hancock right to say use of agency staff is ‘demoralising’?

The health secretary vowed to tackle agency spend. Nursing Standard readers have their say

Readers’ panel: Are efforts to increase flu vaccination rates for nurses excessive?

Readers comment on calls for front-line staff who do not have the flu jab to be redeployed

Where is the support for our struck-off nursing colleague?

Nurse Isabel Amaro received little support from her profession, unlike her colleague, doctor...

Does a ‘put up and shut up’ culture pervade the NHS?

RCN mental health forum chair Ed Freshwater says bullying is not taken seriously enough

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Readers’ panel: What should the new health and social care secretary prioritise?

Nursing Standard readers have their say on what Matt Hancock should focus on

Readers’ panel: Will the government’s funding rise put the NHS on a secure footing?

Nursing Standard readers have their say on the planned £20.5 billion-a-year boost

Should the government rethink the 2012 NHS reforms?

Elements of the Health and Social Care Act may be scrapped as part of a multi-year NHS...

Gender stereotypes have no place in defence of pay deal

Gender and social media posts will not affect vote

Resuscitation

Readers' panel: Should families be encouraged to witness resuscitation attempts?

Cardiac arrest is a traumatic event - our readers have their say on family-witnessed...

Pay rise

Readers' panel: Will the 6.5% nursing pay increase over three years be enough to...

Nurses in England have been offered minimum pay rises of 6.5% if they accept a new three-...

Readers panel: Are nurses too afraid to report medication errors?

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt says nurses and doctors are terrified that if...

Readers panel: Should nursing staff be allowed water bottles in clinical settings? 

This will be a matter for discussion at RCN congress in May. It has been proposed by the RCN...

Readers panel: Should postgraduate nursing bursaries be treated as a special case and...

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that bursaries for preregistration...

Readers panel: Should e-cigarettes be available on prescription for NHS patients? 

Public Health England has recommended that manufacturers license e-cigarettes as medical...

Readers panel: Are health professionals too reluctant to share patient data that could...

The chief executive of Papyrus, a charity dedicated to preventing suicide by young people,...

Readers panel: Should all patients be asked about their sexual orientation? 

NHS England guidelines recommend that health professionals ask all patients about their...

Readers panel: Are employers doing enough to reduce pressures on nurses and boost their...

Nursing is a stressful profession and nurses are used to showing resilience. But with staff...

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