Recognising women leaders

To celebrate the contribution that female leaders make in the NHS, the London Leadership Academy (LLA) is calling for nominations for 70 inspirational women.

The mental health dividend

Stephanie Waddell of the Early Intervention Foundation says proactive schemes in schools will help vulnerable children, prevent problems in later life and benefit society.

Diversity in practice: Sikhism

Continuing our series on how religion and culture can impact on practice, Professor Eleanor Nesbitt looks at Sikhism.

Military families: behind the frontline

Life for military families can be difficult, and regularly disrupted. Journalist Rima Evans looks at ensuring they are given the support they need.

From CP to lecturer: two steps forward, one step back

Public health expert Sheila Lally offers a personal reflection on moving from a community practitioner role to senior lecturer.

NHS pay – a new deal on the table

Unite’s head of health Sarah Carpenter welcomes discussion with the government over a new pay framework for NHS staff.

Honouring BME leadership and development

With just weeks left to apply for the Mary Seacole Awards 2018-19, we look back at how these awards were born and the efforts of last year’s winners.

Scotland: £26m overtime bill for nurses

Almost £26M was spent on overtime payments for nurses and midwives in Scotland last year.

England: body map to identify genetic condition

A new body map to identify a genetic condition and birthmarks has been introduced to the ‘red book’ for families in East Sussex.

Northern Ireland: over 1400 nursing posts lie vacant

More than 1400 nursing posts are unfilled across Northern Ireland following a 20% increase in the number of nurses leaving their jobs over the last two years.

England: county in Family services shake-up

Two thirds of Somerset’s children’s centres are to close under plans to shake up the county’s family services.