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Opinion and debate

Your views and opinions on current events in nursing

What are we doing to address the ongoing crisis in leg ulcer care in the UK?

Leg ulcers: let’s do the sums

20-Jul-2015 | Updated: 30-Jul-2015

What are we doing to address the ongoing UK crisis in leg ulcer care? Find out how you can help improve care for patients nationwide

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Liz Lees2

'The NHS can be guilty of introducing changes without due regard to evidence'

By conducting research, Liz Lees strives to make sure nursing is robust and evidence based

Miriam Etter

"It’s hard to reason with someone who thinks a sick new mother just needs to stay home and eat to get well"

By returning to the continent of her birth to improve neonatal care, Miriam Etter is now securing a better start in life for others

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Dee Sissons

'All staff must know when and how to refer to palliative care'


Nurses play a critical role in ensuring people with a terminal illness can achieve the best possible quality of life in the time they have left.

Trish Morris-Thompson

'Care practitioner role would reverse nursing staff shortage'


The shortage of qualified nurses means we are facing an unprecedented crisis.

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Mark Radcliffe

“We need to plan creatively to solve growing healthcare needs”

First, I have to get this off my chest. It isn’t a heat wave when it only lasts a day and a half and then gets cloudy. It’s a British summer. We’ve had them before, not every year, obviously, but we have definitely had them.

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Jenni Middeton

'Jeremy Hunt’s speech downplayed nurses'


Secretary of state for health Jeremy Hunt said in his speech last week that he wanted to make the health service “more human-centred and less system-centred”.

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Hospital discharge is still putting patients at risk


There is more to planning a hospital discharge than ordering medications and booking the transport. All the care and treatment that patients receive while in hospital can be compromised if their discharge home leaves them vulnerable.

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‘It is peer reviewed and reviewed by children and this adds to the value of the book.’

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Free yourself from workplace bullying

Tackle bullying in your nursing team

Confronting bullying can be challenging because bullies try to avoid accountability

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