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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...

Readers panel: Does the way we fund the NHS have to change to avoid bankrupting the...

A report from the Centre for Policy Studies – A Royal Commission on the NHS: The Remit –...

Readers panel: Are irresponsible patients to blame for the high number of missed NHS...

Figures from NHS Digital show that almost eight million hospital appointments were missed in...

Readers’ panel: Is the planned increase in volunteers in hospitals a good way to...

Non-profit community interest company HelpForce has pledged to increase the number of...

Readers panel: Should nursing associates pay the same as nurses and midwives to join...

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has said nursing associates will be subject to the same...

Readers panel: Should the rest of the UK follow Scotland’s lead on minimum pricing for...

Scotland has introduced minimum unit pricing for alcohol. The RCN welcomed the move, with...

Readers panel: Do we need a public debate about the limits of NHS care? 

At the NHS Providers annual conference in Birmingham earlier this month [Nov], NHS...

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