Neither Brexit nor the EU can fix the NHS Regardless of the outcome of the EU referendum, the NHS will not survive without training more homegrown nurses, writes Mike Shallcross 3 comments Innovations in the community Crystal Oldman discusses using patient feedback and tackling loneliness Bringing palliative care back home The discussions around palliative care might be focusing on the wrong thing writes Mike Shallcross 1 comment Discharge planning is still a priority In 2014, the QNI published a survey of more than 1000 district nurses. Three major issues were identified from the data: workforce, mobile working and discharge planning. Nothing has changed as much as nursing Roy Lilley looks at how nursing has been integral to the changing face of the NHS What will nurse associates bring? QNI chief exectuive Crystal Oldman questions the need for another nursing role and the challenges that could come from introducing one 3 comments Revalidation is not a reason to retire A group of Unite’s professional officers for healthcare volunteered to make sure that revalidation would be suitable for community nurses Healthcare's male bias hurts women Healthcare trials are still guilty of exhibiting gender inequaility and need to adapt to address the anatomical and physiological differences between men and women writes Abigail James. 'We don’t know how lucky we are’ NHS England's director of nursing Hilary Garratt on leadership and optimising NHS resources. By Seeta Bhardwa Domestic abuse without the bruises Emotional abuse is a common, yet difficult to identify form of domestic abuse. Mike Shallcross explores how a popular radio show tackling this issue is encouraging the public to reexamine the typical image of an abuser and his weapons Missing the point of the maternity review Madeleine Murphy, acting editor of the British Journal of Midwifery, argues that criticising the National Midwifery Review overshadows the real message of the report Society's most at risk deserve more GPs are currently debating whether their responsibilities under the current GP contract should include home visits for patients who are living in care homes writes Crystal Oldman Diabetes prevention in practice nursing There is a growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the UK, writes Beverley Bostock-Cox Short term gain can be a long term drain When will politicians and leaders of CCGs and health Trusts realise that we need to start having more 'joined up' thinking, asks Margaret Stubbs. 1 comment Primary care needs safer staffing too There has been a huge amount of coverage in the media regarding safe staffing, writes Crystal Oldman. Mental health needs a champion Mike Shallcross discusses the need for politicians to take a personal interest in mental health funding. Will practice nurses be recognised in 2016? Will this be the year when primary care becomes a priority, asks Crystal Oldman 2 comments The culture of blame must change Nurses must work to support each other to speak up, writes Bernadette Higgins. Primary care nursing in 2015 and 2016 The NHS has once again had a big year. Seeta Bhardwa speaks to primary care nurses on the ground on their reflections and predictions for the next year Student loans will damage primary care The comprehensive spending review this autumn included a welcome increase in NHS funding, but there were spending cuts for nurse education that had been anticipated for some time. Every nurse can help to stub out smoking Though we have made enormous progress over recent years, smoking still kills, writes Deborah Arnott. Mouth cancer awareness saves lives Figures from Cancer Research UK show mouth cancer is one of the UK’s fastest increasing cancers, with cases up by a third in the last decade alone, writes Nigel Carter Nursing workforce needs clear plans This week, I was delighted to speak at two nursing events, writes Crystal Oldman. Men must speak up about mental health When the Movember Foundation expanded the remit of its UK campaign last year to include men’s mental health issues, it shone a spotlight on an important and often overlooked issue, writes Stephen Buckley. Time to end the sugar rush As a health journalist, one of my universal rules of life is to immediately discard any story which claims: ‘X is the new smoking’.