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When a statistic becomes a tragedy

Suicide awareness and intervention should be as fundamental to nursing as basic life support. A nurse's intervention could literally save a life.

Where next for the NMC?

With registration fees having risen by 58% at a time when NHS pay has been painfully squeezed, editor Mike Shallcross discusses the future of the NMC.

Q&A The RCN's Peter Carter

The RCN's chief executive and general secretary discusses the focus on primary care nurses, their pay, and training and developing the workforce with Rita Som.

Q&A The NMC's Jackie Smith

In the first of a series of interviews with nursing leaders and key figures within the profession, the Nursing and Midwifery Council's chief executive discusses nurse revalidation and fees with Rita Som.

Fitness to practise

At the time of going to press, the NMC Council will have just commenced a meeting at which they will discuss changes to nurse revalidation, and the options available.

Taking real action on nursing education

It was a privilege to be asked to provide evidence to the Willis Commission. There are three key things which need action following the report Quality with Compassion: the future of nursing education. These are: a sustainable funding model; a career pathw

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