Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Jo Stephenson

Jo Stephenson

Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times

Contact Info



  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

    Exclusive: Pressure damage scanner has positive impact in hospiceSubscription

    19 June, 2018

    Nurses at the first hospice in the UK to trial a ground-breaking scanner designed to detect pressure damage say the device has helped them act sooner to stop ulcers developing and raises questions about the value of traditional skin assessments.

  • Midwife

    Exclusive: Expert midwife attacks NMC in explosive resignation letterSubscription

    14 June, 2018Comments (8)

    A leading midwife who was employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to advise on midwifery education claims she was “silenced” when she tried to talk about the everyday challenges of maternity care and that midwives are basically seen as “a nuisance” by the regulator.

  • University of Utah

    Hospital patients report better care but not for mental healthSubscription

    13 June, 2018

    There have been encouraging improvements in nursing care in hospitals but people with mental health conditions continue to report worse experiences, according to the latest national inpatient survey.

  • Milk

    Midwives must ‘respect women’s rights’ on breastfeedingSubscription

    13 June, 2018

    Midwives must respect a woman’s decision not to breastfeed her baby, says the Royal College of Midwives in a new position statement on the hotly-debated topic.

  • London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

    London hospital’s photo archive reveals history of nursing Subscription

    12 June, 2018

    An image of a steely eyed matron in the 1940s and nurses taking care of a glamorous training dummy are among a series of fascinating photos unearthed by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations.

  • Diabetes patient and nurse

    Guidance advises nurses not to ‘tell off’ diabetes patientsSubscription

    11 June, 2018

    Clinicians must avoid “telling off” or “blaming” patients with diabetes, according to a new guide that highlights the importance of using the right words when interacting with those with the disease.

  • Honours

    Over 30 nurses feature in bumper birthday year for honoursSubscription

    8 June, 2018

    A mental health nurse who has encouraged men to open up about their feelings and a leading equality campaigner are among a fleet of inspirational nursing and midwifery professionals feted in the Queen’s birthday honours list for their outstanding contribution to their profession.

  • NMC building

    Concern raised over high turnover of staff at nursing regulatorSubscription

    8 June, 2018Comments (1)

    A quarter of people who start working for the Nursing and Midwifery Council leave within the first six months, a situation described as an “extraordinary” waste of resources by one member of its governing body.

  • Hilary Chapman

    Exclusive: Safe staffing must embrace new roles, says leading nurseSubscription

    8 June, 2018

    The UK’s most widely-used safe staffing tool will need to evolve to take into account different types of nursing role, according to one of its architects, who says the profession must embrace the opportunities provided by new job titles and routes into nursing.

  • NT Deputies 2016

    NMC must ‘take account of registrant views’ in FtP cases, says chiefSubscription

    7 June, 2018Comments (4)

    The outgoing chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it is “absolutely essential” for the regulator to take more account of registrant views during cases.

All by Jo Stephenson