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Good nursing requires caring practitioners with knowledge

18 March 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

In today’s ever-changing and ever-stressful health service, nurses need to be caring and knowledgeable individuals.

The use of cameras is the wrong way to expose poor practice

01 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

With recent news reports and discussions focusing on filming taking place in nursing and care homes – both covertly and openly – greater understanding is required...

The life project book review – A correction

04 May 2016

Nursing Standard

Letter

I was pleased to see your review of The Life Project by Helen Pearson (reviews, April 16). However, it contained one serious error. The original cohort study started...

‘Hello’ campaign, out of the news but will never go out of style

18 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

The #hellomynameis campaign is as important now as it was when it started. In the public sector, and especially the NHS, campaigns come and go and issues that are...

Good education is essential at every level of clinical practice

11 May 2016

Nursing Standard

Letter

I fully endorse the comments by Peter Carter (letters April 27) about the importance of education in the delivery of high quality fundamental care.

First, we have to look after ourselves before we can look after others

15 October 2014

Nursing Standard

Letter

On a recent plane journey, I could not help thinking how relevant the standard airline safety announcement is to nursing practice.

Teamwork is vital if patients are going to receive the best care

29 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

In environments where safe and effective nursing care must always be the top priority, respect and compassion towards colleagues is essential.

Talent spotting works for football, so why not the NHS?

09 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

Your editor raises an excellent point about the need for senior managers in the NHS to identify talent so they can advise, mentor and prepare the leaders of tomorrow...

Patients are people with names, not a bed number or an ailment

10 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

Ensuring patients are called by their preferred name is vital to compassionate care, yet I still hear staff refer to patients as ‘bed 16’ or ‘the chest infection’.

Spare a thought for managers stuck in the middle of this crisis

27 May 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

With the NHS – and nursing in particular – under a great deal of strain at the moment, it is easy for healthcare staff to feel stressed, pressured and overwhelmed at...