This week's Nursing Times
Last week a little bit of history was made. Nurses joined other healthcare workers from Unite, Unison and the GMB to protest over the government’s refusal to award a blanket 1% pay rise, and went on strike over pay for the first time since the 1980s.
Chest pain is a complex symptom with a variety of causes. It is essential that health professionals have good communication skills to ensure an accurate diagnosis
Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis
Nurses often play a key role in administering medicines from anticipatory prescriptions to patients near the end of life. This article summarises a study of their experiences
Taking into consideration individuals’ differing beliefs and levels of confidence in their ability to change their behaviour can improve the impact of health promotion messages
In the news this week...
The NHS five-year plan provides nurses and midwives with an “enormous opportunity” to showcase and further develop their professional role, England’s chief nursing officer has told Nursing Times.
Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will strike today in the bitter dispute with the government over health workers’ pay.
A former Midwife of the Year has launched an online petition to drum up public support for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff.
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The innovative Flu Fighter campaign has helped increasing numbers of NHS staff to get vaccinated against flu for three consecutive years, thanks to huge help from local staff - and it’s back again this season.
We talk to Debbie Casey, senior lecturer in nursing and continuing professional development at Leeds Beckett University, who has been a nurse for 32 years.