NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has called for the government to better “join up the dots” between immigration policies and their effect on the NHS and nurse recruitment.
Jeremy Hunt has said he wants to eliminate “unsafe care” in the NHS, which needlessly costs lives and money.
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I am a senior nurse, currently off sick following several inpatient admissions for spinal surgery. I want to share some of my experiences with you in the hope that they will stimulate both celebration and reflection.
This Week's Practice
A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.
With increasing emphasis on preventative healthcare and public health, would nurses benefit from understanding the sociological influences on health and wellbeing?
A programme developed to support compassionate nursing practice has helped nurses to reconnect with the compassion that brought them into the profession.
Pain is a personal experience but may be difficult to communicate. It is vital that nurses know how best to assess it to ensure the optimal treatment is given.
The first part of this series described how pain is detected in the body. This article describes the process of pain transmission and how this relates to pain management.
This week's book review
‘Anybody with the desire and ambition to extend their potential and expand their horizons whatever stage they are currently at in their life - would find this book helpful’
Looking for a career change?
A career close to practice and steeped in research is a rare thing for nurses, but it’s what is on offer at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
If you want a say in how your organisation is run, better opportunities and a chance to improve your clinical skills, consider a career at Nottingham University Hospitals where the decisions are shared.
It is estimated that one in 1,333 members of the English population has experienced a severe allergic reaction during their lives. Anaphylaxis affects the airway, breathing, circulation or a combination of the three.
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The “6Cs” nursing values will remain at the heart of a new nursing strategy for England and there will be a strong community focus to forthcoming guidance on staffing, the chief nursing officer has said.
Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.
As a teacher of foreign languages, Helen frequently comes across opinions about English language testing for nurses that seem to be formed from very little information