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Opinion and debate

Your views and opinions on current events in nursing


'There was no sense of panic, just drilled preparation': Nursing at the frontline of the RAF

“I was on duty the night the camp was invaded. We had two duties to perform - prepare for a mass casualty and be mindful of security and defense of the hospital.

Andy Dennis

'Even when you're treating Ebola, the pure skills of nursing remain the same'

When Andy Dennis began his career as an RAF medic, he laid the foundations for a life caring for people in the harshest of conditions.

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nurse stress

Should nurses be expected to work 12-hour shifts?


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More big questions

Heidi Travis

'24-hour palliative support can make a huge difference to A&E'


Seldom out of the headlines lately, the accident and emergency pressures debate is no doubt set for many more outings in the run up to the election.

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'Election campaigns are taking the politics out of voting'

Why aren’t there many bald politicians? Or politicians in wheelchairs?

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'Nurses best placed to steer their profession'


The recent changes at Public Health England and the Department of Health could be an opportunity for nursing to strengthen its voice.


Student nurses against depression

Student nurses against depression


It is suggested that depression is common in student nurses. As potential professionals who will be responsible for caring for people with depression, it is a condition we should all be well aware of.

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Should hospital treatments take the weekend off?


The nature of weekends have changed over the years. Fifty years ago pretty much everything stopped on a Sunday. If you went into the centre of a town it would be eerily quiet – unlike today.

Class reunion: West Sussex College of Nursing & Midwifery, Project 2000

Class reunion: West Sussex College of Nursing & Midwifery, Project 2000


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Person and family centred care

Person and Family Centred Care


‘From a student nurses perspective this book would be beneficial to any student nurse regardless of their field of practice.’

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Upwards bullying - when managers are the victims

Managers can find themselves being bullied by members of their own team

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