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From the front line – What a pain

Bethann Siviter on how pain needs to be regularly assessed for GPs to appreciate the impact...

Crystal Oldman: We forget the extraordinary work of district nurses at our peril

Shadowing a Queen's Nurse at work reminded QNI chief executive Crystal Oldman of the...

Becoming an assertive district nurse in a challenging environment

It’s essential that district nurses are inspirational managers, who lead their teams in an...

Tackling transition will improve the recovery of young people with eating disorders

Research nurse Sarah J Taylor, with UK eating disorder charity Beat and the Burdett Trust,...

Why you should not be afraid to fail

Having the courage to put your head above the parapet can be hard – but ultimately rewarding.

Why we need to plan

We need to talk about primary care

For too long the absence of a universally understood definition of primary care has limited...

Viv Bennett: Combating the ‘silent killer’ that is hypertension

Nurses can play vital roles in tackling high blood pressure, a leading cause of...

Crystal Oldman: Helping community nurses get back on their feet

As the QNI celebrates its 130th anniversary, chief executive Crystal Oldman explains how the...

Sick and tired?

Some workplaces maintain low sickness rates, while others soar. Bethann Siviter wonders what...

Gill Burgess: Decline in cervical cancer screening uptake is risking lives

Latest figures showing a further drop in screening coverage in England make increased...

Sonia Munde: In asthma treatment, consistency saves lives

Ensuring asthma reliever inhalers remain blue will help to avoid confusion in an emergency,...

Crystal Oldman: International collaboration will help us improve community services in...

Learning from colleagues around the world enables us to share innovative ideas and research...

Who’s caring?

Ensuring the right healthcare professional attends to your needs.

Leading care for older carers

Recognising the challengers carers face.

Nurse leader: funding for specialist qualification for district nurses needed

NHS chief executive Simon Stevens’ vision for nurse-led integrated services in the community...

Behavioural insights can help effect change

Understand why people behave the way they do and you can ‘nudge’ them in a better direction...

The prime minister’s focus on public services is no cure for our unequal society

A preoccupation with service delivery can foster dependency. Nurses must speak up about the...

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