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A new Zealand approach

29 April 1998

Nursing Standard


WHAT IS unique about the New Zealand experience is the speed of the drive for efficiency in health care, the extent of the role of the private sector and the degree...

Who owns our future?

19 September 2001

Nursing Standard


Health secretary Alan Milburn has repeatedly said that under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes, clinical staff delivering services to NHS patients will still...

Healthcare support staff must be regulated

18 August 2009

Nursing Standard


Every day tens of thousands of dedicated healthcare support workers (HCSWs) provide personal and complex care to patients, often with little supervision and support.

Making nursing visible

18 July 2006

Nursing Standard


At a time when the health service is undergoing a great deal of reform, much of which is dependent on nurses for translation into practice, it is unfortunate that...

Nurses fear ‘unfettered’ market will ruin the NHS

17 May 2011

Nursing Standard


The need to secure a seat for nurses on commissioning consortia boards dominated much of the coverage of RCN congress. However, the debate about the health reforms...

Lansley’s plans for the English NHS may yet be revised

29 March 2011

Nursing Standard


It has been only nine short weeks since the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill, widely considered to represent the biggest shake up of the NHS since its...

Questions, questions, questions: white paper paints an uncertain the NHS picture

24 August 2010

Nursing Standard


New health secretary Andrew Lansley lost no time in publishing his health white paper on July 12 setting out the government’s plans for wide-ranging changes to the...

RCN research developments

01 January 2004

Nurse Researcher


The workforce research commissioned by the RCN is integral to ensuring that the organisation maintains its authoritative voice in respect of the UK nursing labour...

Our future in red tape

15 November 2005

Nursing Standard


Like all good holiday reading, Sir Nigel Crisp’s letter Commissioning a Patient-led NHS, sent to all NHS chief executives just before many went on their summer...

Talks over jobs after bupahospital sale

10 July 2007

Nursing Standard


Talks on the future of nurses employed in hospitals once run by Bupa are to take place after the firm sold its portfolio to private equity firm Cinven for £1.4...