Opinion and debate
Your views and opinions on current events in nursing
The big question
Recent data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre revealed that staff are taking less time off for illness than they were five years ago, despite a rise in pressure.
In the hotseat ...
I recognised a huge gap in care of the dying and need for the doula role, says Hermione Elliott
60 seconds with ...
We talk to Dinah Gould, professor of nursing at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, who qualified as a nurse in 1977
Sandra Smith has drawn on skills learnt in jobs as diverse as army driver and hairdresser in her healthcare career
‘Definitely nursing students of any branch, potential applicants for nursing, and anyone who has graduated that wants to brush up on their drug calculations skills, should read this book’
Use your inner detective to recognise the clues that reveal your patients’ experience
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.”
Poll of the Week
The first public toilet in Britain opened over 150 years ago – and for a long time they were a matter of considerable civic pride.
#NTtwitchat live debate: Should the government cap the amount NHS providers can pay for using agency staff?
We asked the online nursing community what they had to say about putting a cap on NHS providers use of agency staff. Here is what they had to say: