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The big question: should nurses face tests on their values?

The big question: should nurses face tests on their values?


Health Education England has launched a new system of checks designed to test the values of applicants to nursing courses, and potentially qualified staff applying for new posts.

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Victoria Bryant

From law to long-term care


All set for a career in law, Victoria Bryant then realised she wanted to become a nurse - and so retrained

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Heroic Measures


‘I am sure that there are many well discerning women (and men) like my wife who will thoroughly enjoy this book.’

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When home issues come to work

When home issues come to work


Managers should know how to act when employees have problems outside work

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'The NHS is worth fighting for – and we must join that fight'

Ahh the change in seasons; getting out last year’s cardigans and wondering if you can get away with “retro” for one more year.

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'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'

'Judy Finnigan's comments about rape were foolish and uninformed'


Nurses can offer a critical role in supporting women who are victims of rape, but society needs to change its perceptions

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Ruth Warden

'Nurses are pivotal to staff flu vaccinations being the norm'


The innovative Flu Fighter campaign has helped increasing numbers of NHS staff to get vaccinated against flu for three consecutive years, thanks to huge help from local staff - and it’s back again this season.

Jean White

'Prudent healthcare will secure better value for patients'


Like many organisations around the world, NHS Wales is looking at ways to tackle the twin challenges of rising costs and increasing demands while continuing to improve the quality of care.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis twitter chat

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis twitter chat


How familiar are you with IPF? The British Lung Foundation and Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists joined us as experts at #NTtwitchat Extra on 29 September 2014

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