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Last week’s announcement that an apprenticeship route into nursing is to be developed has caused quite a stir.
A year on from publication of the Francis report, The Nuffield Trust has published a report on how NHS trusts have responded to Francis’ shocking findings and wide-ranging recommendations. So how much progress has been made?
Only a couple of decades ago you could, in theory, qualify as a nurse and spend 40 years in the profession without undertaking any form of study or updating. And while examples of nurses who did that may be few and far between I’m long enough in the tooth to remember the introduction of PREP in the 1990s, and I know a few did exist.
There were some great speakers at the Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit a couple of weeks ago, and delegates left with plenty of food for thought, advice on how to tackle NHS priorities, and new networks of mutual support developed over the two days. Even in the best conferences, often the most valuable aspect for delegates is the opportunity to meet peers, share experiences and ideas and mull over the latest challenges.
Student Nursing Times has been having an interesting debate on how much information about themselves nurses should share.
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