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Opinion and debate

Your views and opinions on current events in nursing

Steve Ford

In the army now: how today’s nurses become tomorrow’s officers


Over the years, I’ve written about some amazing nurses. Some of the stand-out stories I remember have involved nurses on the frontline, not only of healthcare but of the battlefield. 

Ms Serrant

'The ways we've addressed sexual behaviour have not given all communities an equal chance at sexual health'

Giving patients the space to talk about health issues will give them a better chance of health

Lorraine Barton

How a pioneering Macmillan nurse is 'bringing normality back' into people's lives

Macmillan nurse, Lorraine Barton, talks about why walking 120 miles in the Sahara desert was worth it to raise money for a centre that helps cancer survivors achieve their goals

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Heidi Travis

'24-hour palliative support can make a huge difference to A&E'


Seldom out of the headlines lately, the accident and emergency pressures debate is no doubt set for many more outings in the run up to the election.

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Donna Mullikin

'Anonymity online is ‘safe’ but can hinder a discussion’s validity'


It has been clear for some time just how much potential social media sites, blogs and online forums have for supporting conversation and sharing opinions, but the dilemma of whether to remain anonymous when participating is still one that faces many people who would otherwise get involved without hesitation.

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Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe: 'We are selling the UK’s greatest institution without a debate'

Have you seen or heard of a TV programme called The Walking Dead? Premised on the idea that you could fall asleep and wake up to find that most of humanity had turned into slow-moving and wholly uncommunicative flesh-eating zombies, it is very popular among young people and to my old eyes quite hard to watch.

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Anne-Marie Russell

60 seconds...with Anne-Marie Russell, part-time clinical research fellow in nursing


We talk to the part-time clinical research fellow in nursing at the National Heart and Lung Institute, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial college London.

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'Students’ concerns must be listened to'


It’s shocking enough that a nurse who was working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford was convicted last month of 27 counts of rape, sexual assault and voyeurism.

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Should HCAs be subject to mandatory professional registration?

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Have you experienced workplace bullying?


Help contribute to research into agression and bullying in the workplace

Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?

Can we teach the next generation of nurses compassion?


With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.

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Harvard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs

Harvard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs, 9th Edition


‘I would recommend this to any nurse, student nurse or even student doctor.’

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Direct vs indirect

Bullies’ tactics differ depending on whether they employ active or passive aggression

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