Can primary care nurses get a better deal on pay and conditions? The new era of primary care networks offers opportunities to bridge the gap on pay. By Paula Marsden Career profile: Kendra Scheller Kendra Scheller, Nurse Practitioner, Health Inclusion Team, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Why I love working in a hospice Rachel Daykin describes the care she provides at Julia’s House, a children’s hospice in Wiltshire Career Profile: Tanya Strange, Newport A career profile of Tanya Strange, A Queen's Nurse working near Newport Career profile Rebecca Seamons, Roald Dahl nurse, Essex 1 comment Book review: The Matter of the Heart The fascinating stories of the people who made heart surgery possible Letter: Am I too old to become a nurse? I have been working as a healthcare worker in my local practice but when I was younger I dreamed of being a nurse 3 comments Career profile: Pat Cattini, London Infection prevention is a brilliant job to work in – you get to do so many things and work with so many different people Career profile: Mary Ross-Davie, Edinburgh The Director of Royal College of Midwives Scotland Eating disorder training Beat, a charity for people affected by eating disorders, has created a package of training for practice nurses and other primary care health practitioners to improve understanding and awareness of conditions such as bulimia and anorexia. 1 comment First steps for healthcare assistants The RCN has created an update resource for healthcare assistants entering the profession. Fast track: from qualification to practice nursing Shona Reade explains how she managed to become a practice nurse within six months of graduating. 2 comments ANPs enhance practice efficiency A Scottish general practice has trialled using ANPs to see more patients. Kelly Reid and Khyber Alam explain Reflections: A midwife's tale More than 800,000 babies are born in the UK every year but just 2.3% of these are home births, says Cheryl Opimo-Fisher, a homebirth midwife at Hillingdon Hospital, London. 1 comment Rewriting RAF nurses' history Royal Air Force nurses have been forgotten in historical records until now, says Mark Greener. Professionalism online Maintaining your professional persona on and offline can be delicate. Teresa Chinn, Natalie Moore and Alison Inglehearn offer advice on remaining professional while being yourself Complexity theory in nursing Complexity theory, as a way of understanding organisations and communities, has been considered as an approach within healthcare management rather than as a nursing tool. Closing the compassion gap Nurse's must put themselves first in order to take better care of others In Your Workplace NHS Trust HR director Graham White provides an insight into people and workplace issues. Career profile: Maggie McDow, London This month we interview Maggie McDow, a UK chief nurse (BUPA) from London. Career profile Clare Cook, Doha, Qatar. In your workplace NHS Trust HR director Graham White provides an insight into people and workplace issues. In Your Workplace NHS Trust HR director Graham White provides an insight into people and workplace issues. Spotlighting practice nurses Carol Williams explains how she went from a working nurse to nursing director of an NHS England area team, and her plans for practice nurses. In Your Workplace NHS Trust HR director Graham White answers a question on ageism in job adverts.