2017: A year to test the resilience of the nation’s most trusted profession
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2017: A year to test the resilience of the nation’s most trusted profession

Stephanie Jones-Berry @NurseNewsSteph Assistant editor (investigations), Nursing Standard

We look back on a year that has both challenged and shown the very best of nurses – from terror attacks to the Scrap the Cap campaign

January

More than 100,000 nurses and other NHS staff sign an online petition calling for an end to pay restraint, triggering a parliamentary debate. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) agrees to regulate the new nursing associate role. Nurses recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list include University of West London emeritus professor of nursing Elizabeth Anionwu, who is made a dame.

Nursing Standard. 32, 16-19,12-13. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.16.12.s10

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