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This week's Nursing Times

Jenni Middleton

'At last chiefs are held responsible for actions'


A group of whistleblowers and patient safety campaigners have raised concerns about 20 NHS trust leaders under the fit and proper person’s test, which was introduced last October.

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An evaluation of storytelling in the NHS

An evaluation of storytelling in the NHS Subscription Required


An evaluation of storytelling in NHS organisations has revealed it has great potential to improve services and patient experience, and can develop staff caring capabilties.

Changes introduced into the revised NMC code

Changes introduced into the revised NMC code Subscription Required


The updated NMC code addresses concerns about recent care failings and requirements of the revalidation system to be introduced at the end of 2015.

Some nurses think 12-hour shifts are too long for them to always work at their best

The 12-hour shift: friend or foe? Subscription Required


Working 12-hour shifts can benefit staff and healthcare organisations but the risks and potential adverse outcomes must be carefully considered and mitigated against.

Sharing stories helps nurses learn by seeing care from a different perspective

Using patient storytelling in nurse education Subscription Required


Patient stories can offer students opportunities to gain insight into how care affects their patients’ experiences, and to reflect and learn from this.

Clinical article archive

'We need to use assessments wisely, not hide behind them'

'We need to use assessments wisely, not hide behind them' Subscription Required


I admitted a frail older patient to the ward last week and began the daunting task of completing all the paperwork.

Ministers propose mandatory English language test for nurses


Nurses from the European Union may soon be required to take a test proving they are suitably equipped to speak English before working in the NHS.

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Work starts on national training framework for nurses in community


The country’s first national training framework for district and practice nurses is being drawn up in a bid to improve workforce planning and boost treatment in settings outside of hospitals.

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Norfolk and Suffolk trust pilots Dutch-style student nurse coaching


Student nurses at the University of East Anglia are piloting a new style of mental health placement adopted from The Netherlands, which sees them coached by nurses brought in to focus specifically on their training.

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Ebola virus

What you need to know about Ebola Subscription Required


Unclear on the symptoms, risk factors and modes of transmission of Ebola? WHO’s factsheet

Claudine Wetherall: 'Protect the 'nurse' title to boost the status of the profession'

'Practice learning is the responsibility of everyone'


The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote that the only constant in our world is change. This idea applies to the current state of pre-registration nursing, which is once again undergoing review.

Michaela Nuttall

60 seconds with... a CVD coordinator for Public Health Bromley

We talk to Michaela Nuttall, CVD coordinator for Public Health Bromley, partner at Smart Health Solutions and health director at HeartAge, who has been a nurse for 22 years.

Dementia and the family

Dementia and the family


‘This is a book that is aimed at families although the author does suggest that other carers, either paid or unpaid might also benefit from the ideas contained within it and I have no reason to disagree with this.’

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