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Embracing diversity

01 June 2010

Nursing Management

Careers

I AM now the director of RCN Scotland but I started my nursing career in Dublin. As an Irish woman moving to Edinburgh, the culture shock was more intense than I had...

Embracing the care home challenge

30 September 2016

Nursing Management

Opinion

‘I thought I knew everything, but I have discovered a whole new world. Working in a care home is challenging, but so rewarding.’ This was the confession of a care...

Money matters

01 November 2009

Nursing Management

Letter

The Scottish Government has now published its draft budget for 2010/11, which has potentially serious implications for the future of quality patient care in...

The value of dissent

25 May 2012

Nursing Management

Opinion

Constructive dissent is an approach to decision making and problem solving that harnesses innovative and creative energies in a productive, rather than disruptive,...

Targets culture wastes energy on wrong things

14 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Opinion

Healthcare targets have been in the news a lot – and not in ways that offer comfortable reading. Missed emergency department waiting-time targets and patients...

News in brief

01 July 2007

Primary Health Care

News

A roundup of the latest nursing news

A brave new primary care world for Scotland

27 February 2017

Primary Health Care

Opinion

For too long the absence of a universally understood definition of primary care has limited the clarity of the debate on these essential services.

This is what a valued profession looks like

27 March 2019

Nursing Standard

Comment

The latest figures on university applications are good news for Scotland: a rise of 9% overall and 8% for mature students. In fact, numbers across the UK were up –...

What do you want from safe staffing legislation?

01 May 2019

Nursing Standard

Comment

A few years ago, I was not convinced that legislation to ensure staffing for safe and effective care was needed. But I changed my mind.

Writing partners: the pros and cons of co-authorship

24 June 1998

Nursing Standard

Reports

In a rapidly changing health service, where health professionals are expected to contribute to practice, research and education in an active way, and there is...