In the hotseat ...
Giving staff role clarity will help to will bring improvements to patient care, says Brendan Brown
60 seconds with ...
60 seconds with...Jacqueline O'Brien, staff nurse at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust
We talk to Jacqueline O’Brien, staff nurse at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation Trust, caremaker and chair of the Student Quality Ambassador scheme, who qualified in September 2013.
Damian Smith is determined that people with spinal cord damage get the most out of life
‘While this book focuses on the work of a nurse educator with incivility and creating a culture of civility, anyone who works within the healthcare setting and interacts with patients would benefit from reading this book. ’
Don’t use excuses for lack of progress. Learn process skills to ensure you get things done
Opinion and blogs
The UK health service is generally awash with a plethora of reports, policies and opinion pieces about the need to transform services.
In the post-austerity, post-Francis NHS, fear can hang over clinical practice in a way that it didn’t a few years ago. The fear of making a mistake and being considered “the bad nurse”.
Image of Nursing
Only the most ardent retro fan would seriously entertain a return to the days of the nursing cap.
The big question
The big question: does healthcare rely too heavily on assessment tools and not enough on clinical judgement?
A recent study found pressure ulcers in intensive care patients may have been either over- or undertreated because a widely used tool may not be sensitive enough for critical care.
We asked the nursing community how the use of assessment tools affected their ability to practise accurately and efficiently on the wards
Poll of the Week
June Clark pays tribute to Dora Frost, one of the most commited activists the RCN ever had.