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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...

Readers panel: Are smartphone consultations a threat to traditional GP services?

A 24-hour service offering GP consultations via video link or smartphones has been launched...

Readers panel: Will seeking samples from patients who bite or spit at nurses make a bad...

Draft legislation designed to protect emergency workers from assault includes proposals to...

Readers’ panel: Should the UK stop recruiting nurses from developing countries?

Interim chief executive of the International Council of Nurses Thomas Kearns has urged...

Readers’ panel: Will tackling the ‘super-size snack culture’ in hospitals help combat...

To help reduce growing obesity levels and fight the 'super-size snack culture', NHS England...

Readers panel: Is scrapping the pay cap an empty gesture if future pay rises are linked...

When health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that the 1% pay cap for NHS staff had been...

Readers panel: Why do so many employers take no action when concerns about staffing...

In a recent 30,000-strong survey from the RCN, 44% of respondents said no action was taken...

Readers Panel: Should GP receptionists be trained to direct patients to alternative...

An initiative to train GP receptionists to ‘navigate’ patients to pharmacists,...

Readers panel: Will the NHS be able to cope with this year’s winter pressures? 

More planning than ever has gone into managing healthcare this winter in England, with NHS...

Letter from Zambia 6: Different ways of training

Since 2014, nurses and nursing students from the UK have been visiting Zambia and working...

Letter from Zambia 5: A refreshing response to a writing workshop

Since 2014, nurses and nursing students from the UK have been visiting Zambia and working...

Letter from Zambia 8: Building emotional resilience in our students

Since 2014, nurses and nursing students from the UK have been visiting Zambia and working...

Letter from Zambia 7: Learning is a Two-Way Process

Since 2014, nurses and nursing students from the UK have been visiting Zambia and working...

Readers panel: How should the NHS respond to the increase in complaints about nurses? 

Written complaints about nurses increased last year, according to NHS Digital, with the...

Readers’ panel: How can we reduce the student attrition rate?

An investigation by Nursing Standard found that one in four UK nursing students quit before...

Readers’ panel: Should universities offer male-only bursaries for nursing students?

Coventry University said last month it will offer bursaries to men who apply for degrees in...

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