Heart disease halved

NHS communications colleagues struggle to get the media interested in positive health stories. That’s replicated at a national and even international level. It seems the only time the press expresses an interest is when there’s a whiff of a scandal. Bad news sells. That we’re living longer and healthier lives doesn’t. Continue reading

Can you afford to nurse?

Our Twitter chat on March 27 prompted a lively debate on the impact of the proposed NMC fee rise and the disappointing pay announcement. Here is a digest of the chat… NSCommentNursing Standard @NScomment The NMC wants your views on its plans for a £20 fee rise to protect the public. Continue reading

Maybe more flexitime could help boost flagging morale

Money is a hot topic at the moment following the government’s announcement on the 1% pay award – or lack of it - for those at the top of their scale and nurses who are due an increment. It is, to put it mildly, disappointing. The RCN suggests that about 60% of the nursing workforce will receive no 'official' pay increase. Continue reading
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