The government's announcement that it will fund an extra 10,000 training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHPs) in England has taken the profession by surprise.
Nurses and other health professionals are joining our summer of protest, voicing their anger at the pay cap. The level of support from the public is heartening, with a growing number of people, including members of the government, understanding the need to scrap the cap.
Jeremy Hunt should be put in a darkened room with a supply of Nursing Standard and - over a 12-hour shift with a snatched toilet break/cup of coffee - forced to read from cover to cover.
As a man, who trained many years ago as a nurse, I object strongly to this sort of measure ('Coventry University offers bursaries to encourage more men into nursing', online news, 4 August).
Nine out of ten of England's 50 largest NHS hospital trusts are not staffed with nurses to the level planned by their own management, the RCN said.
Healthcare is a complex area with significant potential for service improvement despite the effects of increasing economic and social pressures on the quality and safety of patient care. As the largest group of healthcare professionals in direct contact with patients, nurses are well positioned to contribute to improvements in healthcare services a...
After submitting a job application, you must of course wait to hear if you have passed the first hurdle. It can be a frustrating period but there's nothing you can do to alter this outcome.
This article is the first in a two-part series discussing declining standards of care. Many healthcare organisations, particularly hospitals, are under increased pressure to maintain standards of care while experiencing funding and staff shortages, and increasing patient numbers and demand for services. One of the main risks associated with these c...
When I started my nursing degree last February, I set myself goals I wanted to achieve by the end of my first year. One of these was to care for a patient at the end of life and perform last offices.
A mental health nurse is helping volunteers for a football club's charity learn how to tackle mental ill health.