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Letter: Let’s support our students, not knock them down

Caroline Ridley urges mentors to be more encouraging

Readers’ panel: Are healthcare assistants providing ‘nursing on the cheap’?

A Unison survey of almost 2,300 UK healthcare assistants found that many are doing the jobs...

Letter: Nurses up before NMC are being treated inhumanely

Michael Owen says fitness to practice cases are taking too long to come to a hearing

Readers’ panel: Should IVF be a higher funding priority for the NHS?

Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence say women aged 40 and...

Letter: It's time to address the crisis in district nursing ...

Alexandra Murrell says we can learn from the Netherlands when it comes to district nursing

Readers' panel: Should trusts offer nurses the chance to opt out of the NHS

A Hertfordshire trust is offering band 5 and 6 nurse recruits the option of staying outside

Letter: 20 years on we face the same crisis in emergency care

Gary Jones asks how much longer we must endure the annual prospect of winter pressures on...

Letter: Nurses have nothing to fear from the CQC

Donato Tallo says healthcare staff should always 'act as if someone is watching'

Readers' panel: Given the current funding crisis, will rationing become the norm

NHS England recently asked Vale of York clinical commissioning group to review plans to deny

Struggling health visitors have no time to address child obesity

The government is adding to health visitors' already impossible workload

Readers' panel: Is the BMA ‘playing politics’ in the junior doctors’ dispute?

Prime Minister Theresa May has accused the British Medical Association of ‘playing politics

Letter: regulators must act to protect patients from fall-out from junior doctors...

As the junior doctors escalate their industrial action, Susan Osborne asks : where are the...

Readers’ panel: Is the childhood obesity strategy too weak to make a difference?

The long-awaited childhood obesity strategy was published this month (August) to a chorus of...

Poems in nursing

The benefits of scribbling a short poem

Letter: who should lead clinical trials?

More non-medics are moving into this role, but a competency framework is needed

Letter: Token gifts should not pose a problem for nurses

Nurse Donato Tallo argues that policies and guidance protect nurses accepting token gifts of...

Readers panel: Should nurses ditch the Pay Review Body and negotiate directly with the

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has instructed the NHS Pay Review Body to recommend a rise of 1

Letter: My advice to new nursing students

Enjoy the journey, learn from every opportunity and never forget why you want to be a nurse…...

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