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Opinion and debate

Your views and opinions on current events in nursing

Emma Pedley

'The warmth of a mother's body and a dribble of IV glucose is simply not enough'


Benedict was on the veranda of the inpatient department, cradled in her mother’s arms when I first met her.

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Susan Semple

'We must show people that the homeless population are human beings'

Susan Semple, 2014 Bevan Prize winner, talks about caring for Belfast’s homeless people

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Dave Thompson

'We must support Patients First Scotland to help whistleblowers'


Why Patient First Scotland’s want the Scottish Government to adopt the Freedom to Speak Up review into the treatment of whistleblowers

'Nobody has a stronger incentive for high-quality care than the patient'

'Nobody has a stronger incentive for high-quality care than the patient'


Patient experiences can lead to positive change that is not costly to implement

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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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Marie Curie EOLC

How confident are you with providing end of life care?


We spoke to Dee Simmons from Marie Curie about what good end of life care looks like and how nurses can increase their confidence in this area

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Jenni Middleton

'A misdirected media frenzy over killer nurse'


There has been a focus on nurse revalidation in the last week following the conviction of Stepping Hill Hospital nurse Victorino Chua for murdering two patients and poisoning 19 others.

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'Let's realise the potential of our practice nurses'


I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.

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David Cameron at LGA conference 2009

What does a Tory government mean for nursing and the NHS?


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Clinical Governance Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Patients and Service Users

Clinical Governance - Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Patients and Service Users


‘The highlight of the book is the practical application, which should support practitioners and service users to understand, apply and see improvements in quality of care.’

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Recognise tell-tale signs of active or passive bullying

How to effectively handle bullying in the workplace at the time of an attack

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