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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...

Joan Pons Laplana: 'I've nursed in the UK for 17 years. I'm not a Brexit...

Joan Pons Laplana is urging people to support the campaign to guarantee the rights of EU...

Readers panel: should longer GP consultations be an NHS priority?

The average consultation time with a GP in the UK is ten minutes. Research by The Health...

Readers panel: Should the law be changed to make it a specific criminal offence to...

Radio presenter Nick Ferrari has set up a petition calling for a change in the law to give...

Letter: Nursing AIDS patients in the 80s gave me strength to deal with extreme care...

Jackie Hunt says our article on AIDS wards in the 80s reminded her of the challenges of...

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