The Government has promised to introduce a further 50,000 nurses to the workforce by 2025. But, as Nursing in Practice discovers, this is not going to be as easy as health secretary Matt Hancock likes to suggest.

The Department for Health and Social Care has plans to attract new nurses and stop those leaving the profession. But will it be enough?

The latest issue of Nursing in Practice also looks at how faith and mindfulness can help promote good health, the issues caused by the enduring ambiguity around the role of the advanced nurse practitioner and debate whether vaccinations should be compulsory for children.

Nurse adviser Marilyn Eveleigh explains why raising a concern about patients’ safety is everyone’s responsibility.

And in the clinical section we mythbust the idea that IUDs are only for women who have had babies and give tips on how to ensure consultations are autism-friendly.