Nurses need to be allowed to provide holistic care that is individual to the needs of their patients
Nurses must ensure that ward rounds do not become tick-box exercises
The value of nursing lies in the opportunity to affect individual lives and the personal rewards that this brings - especially at Christmas
Nurses need to demonstrate their contribution to care by describing, measuring and comparing what they do at an international level
Healthcare assistants need more training to distinguish between moisture lesions and pressure ulcers
Should nurses focus on nursing and leave management to the managers?
Nurses still need to push for equality with doctors
Increasing life expectancy should be celebrated, but with it comes the challenges of the increased likelihood of multiple health conditions.
NHS Direct saves the health service millions by reducing attendances at A&E and GP practices. We talk to Antonina Kimonge to find out what it takes to be the voice on the end of the line.
All courses leading to the registered nurse qualification will be at degree level by 2013. While this move could increase the status and inluence of the nursing profession, it has implications for diversity and equality.