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Take the NHS out of politicians’ hands

The NHS should be run by the health professionals who work in it, says nursing student...

Readers panel: Should nurse handovers take place at the patient’s bedside?

Bedside handovers allow patients to be more involved in their care and improve their rapport...

Rachel Black: Turning up the volume on children’s palliative care

This week is Children’s Hospice Week. Noah's Ark Children's Hospice director of care Rachel...

Readers panel: Is negative media coverage to blame for putting young people off nursing?

In an interview with Nursing Standard the outgoing chair of the Council of Deans of Health,...

Letter: Nurses' pay is in a worse state than 20 years ago...

The Pay Review Body has been failing nurses for years, says Mike Travis

Readers panel: should hospital food have to meet legal standards for quality?

An investigation by Nursing Standard uncovered 471 food-related complaints at 106 NHS trusts...

Readers panel: Does the general election present a chance to extract a better deal for...

In the run up to the general election on 8 June, Nursing Standard readers consider the value...

Readers panel: will the new Nurse First programme improve recruitment?

NHS England has announced a new two-year fast-track programme aimed at recruiting high-...

Readers panel: is strike action over pay now the only option for nurses?

Following the announcement that the below-inflation 1% pay cap is to remain for 2017-18, the...

Readers panel: Should a year's preceptorship be mandatory on qualifying? ...

Dame Jill Macleod Clark, lead adviser on the development of the NMC's new standards for pre-...

Readers panel: Should NHS staff be put under pressure to give up agency work?

On 1 April, NHS Improvement introduced a measure to stop trusts in England from employing...

Readers panel: Is Jeremy Hunt right to prioritise increased nurse numbers over a pay...

At the recent chief nursing officer's summit, health secretary Jeremy Hunt said he 'dearly'...

Readers panel: Is there a need to improve the image of nursing?

England's chief nursing officer Jane Cummings is embarking on a joint project with the RCN...

Readers panel: should newly qualified nurses be allowed to prescribe?

Under draft education plans from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, newly qualified nurses...

Readers panel: should school nurses be responsible for sex education in schools?

Education secretary Justine Greening recently confirmed that sex and relationship education...

Readers panel: is the NHS heading towards another Mid Staffs-style care scandal?

It has been four years since Sir Robert Francis’ report on poor care at Mid Staffordshire...

Readers panel: do nurses have a duty to set an example to patients and quit smoking?

Public Health England head of digital strategy Mary Black, who lost her father and...

Ian Ireland: local councils look after public health – so why do they back incinerators?

It’s time local authorities woke up to the danger incinerators pose to public health, says...

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