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Opinion and debate

Your views and opinions on current events in nursing

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


'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.

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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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Janet Richardson

'Involving nurses in purchasing will make the NHS greener'


The NHS has a large carbon footprint, emitting the equivalent of 21 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.

Phil Hammond

'Patient experience is the secret to staying alive in the NHS'


So who did you vote for? As the NHS promise auction unfolded, I smiled as each fantasy unravelled.

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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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Peter Gill

60 seconds with...Peter Gill


We talk to Peter Gill, ManVan nurse adviser at Welsh charity Tenovus Cancer Care, who has been a nurse for 30 years.

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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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Steve Ford

'Nurses need support to discuss end of life care'


I am not normally a big fan of the awareness days and weeks that seem to exist for everything and anything. But for me, the following event is different, because the issue it highlights is so fundamental, not just to nurses but to all of us – namely end of life care.

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'Inequality and discrimination are ever-present in our NHS'

'Inequality and discrimination are ever-present in our NHS'


The NHS constitution requires the NHS to provide a comprehensive service available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, gender reassignment, parental status or marital or civil partnership status.

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Fran Entwistle_NT

Do student nurses need telling how great they are?


Last week we had the pleasure of hosting our fourth Student Nursing Times Awards.

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

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


Please share with anyone who might have been part of this intake!

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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