This week's Nursing Times
This week the Nursing and Midwifery Council will make what is arguably the biggest decision affecting the profession in a generation - whether to introduce the new system of competency checks called revalidation.
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.
A programme developed to support compassionate nursing practice has helped nurses to reconnect with the compassion that brought them into the profession.
With increasing emphasis on preventative healthcare and public health, would nurses benefit from understanding the sociological influences on health and wellbeing?
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.
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.
In the news this week...
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today approved plans for the introduction of a major new system of competency checks for registered nurses and midwives, with the regulator’s chief executive describing it as a “historic” moment.
Nursing and midwifery organisations have warned that registrants must be adequately “prepared” for revalidation and then “supported” through the process, now its introduction has been approved.
European Union nurses who want to work in the UK will in the future be required to pass an International English Language Testing System exam if they cannot prove they are proficient in using English, despite concerns about the test’s robustness.
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I was sad to see comments of outrage, anger and sadness on my Facebook news feed this morning after publication of the Care Quality Commission’s report into a trust at which I used to work. I haven’t yet read the report - in fact, this isn’t about the report but about the way we feel and respond to “perceived” poor reports.
Laura Collins says all undergraduate nurses need training in mental health to reduce high rates of suicide in the UK
We talk to Sue Smith, executive chief nurse at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust who started as a healthcare support worker in 1987.
We talk to Jo Sutton, colorectal nurse specialist at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust, who has been a nurse for 11 years.
‘The author shares skills and strategies the reader can think about adopting to cope with or avoid bullying, and also ones for organisations to incorporate in their ways of working.’