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Is nursing leadership lacking?

The big question: is leadership lacking in nursing?

18-Sep-2014

One of the profession’s most authoritative champions recently told Nursing Times that nurse leadership is lacking from the ward right up to the House of Lords.

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Carol Hedger

Promoting self wound care

18-Sep-2014

Education on the care and prevention of non-healing wounds is vital for patients as well as nurses, says Carol Hedger

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Front line Alzheimers

Frontline Alzheimer’s

16-Sep-2014

This book is an essential read for anyone considering or already working as a paid carer, or training to be nurse. I stress “paid” carer – because this indicates a choice to enter this “world”. 

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Mark-Radcliffe

'Initial NHS contact can affect patients’ opinions of nurses'

Apparently I have to have a wisdom tooth removed. “It’s facing completely the wrong way,” the dentist said, as if I had somehow arranged for it to grow in the direction of Belgium on purpose. “I’ll refer you to the dental hospital - don’t hold your breath.”

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Poll of the Week

'Data and technology alone aren’t the cure for the healthcare industry'

'Data and technology alone aren’t the cure for the healthcare industry'

18-Sep-2014

It is crucial that all new technology introduced to healthcare settings is easy to use for staff.

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