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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...

Readers’ panel: Is the NMC right to regulate the nursing associate role?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council recently confirmed that it will be the regulator for the...

Readers’ panel: Is the emotional toll on nurses who have to deliver sub-optimal care...

RCN chief executive Janet Davies has said nurses are at ‘breaking point’, with frontline...

Readers’ panel: Should the four-hour A&E target be scrapped?

Amid unprecedented winter pressures, health secretary Jeremy Hunt recently suggested that...

Letter: This film should be compulsory viewing for all in healthcare

Jane Everitt says Ethel and Ernest gives an insight into what true compassionate care really...

Letter: It's true - the NHS is facing a humanitarian crisis...

The Red Cross is justified in using emotive terminology says Kevin Davies

Readers’ panel: Are older nurses more likely to have problems with their performance?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s equality and diversity report for 2015-16 revealed that...

Blog: My father’s death inspired me to become a nurse

When her father passed away from acute myeloid leukaemia, Karen McGuigan decided to make a...

Readers’ panel: Are there too many routes into nursing?

The nurse apprenticeship scheme will see up to 1,000 people a year qualify as registered...

Readers’ panel: Is nursing in the UK losing its appeal?

Exclusive research from Nursing Standard has revealed that over the past five years,...

Readers’ panel: Is the introduction of nursing associates undermining graduate nurses?

The nursing associate role is intended to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and...

Letter: was the fight for graduate entry nursing a total waste of time?

Veronica Burton says even Jeremy Hunt wouldn’t suggest apprenticeship training for doctors...

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