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Should student nurses receive training in how to raise concerns about care?

24-Feb-2015

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When was the last time you felt able to have a cup of tea with a patient?

There is no doubt that spending time with patients is beneficial to everyone, but is sitting down and having a drink with your patient culturally acceptable in your place of work? Maria Davison thinks it should be

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Emma Selby

Ever boxed with a patient?

27-Feb-2015

Emma Selby found that unconventional methods resulted in unrivalled results with her patients

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Julienne Meyer

'Most care homes don't have registered nurses working in them'

25-Feb-2015

Health, social care and housing need to be higher up on the political agenda. Existing systems do not support what needs to happen on the ground to meet the changing needs of older people.

Jennie Fecitt

'Francis provides a yardstick – we must measure against it'

19-Feb-2015

Seven years ago, as a senior nurse at Manchester Walk-in Centres, I blew the whistle on patient safety issues.

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'Beware the creeping danger of language that leads to blame'

What’s in a name? Quite a bit it seems. Researchers, writing in the subtly titled journal Evidence Based Medicine, have found that choosing the right name is the key to success in online dating.

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'A month for honest reflection and action'

25-Feb-2015

Can you hear that? It’s the collective intake of breath of the healthcare world before March hits us.

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'The purpose of fitness to practise is to protect the public by maintaining the integrity of the professional register'

26-Feb-2015

Joint letter from the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the professional bodies/trade unions about the importance of engaging early with the fitness to practise process

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A real opportunity to embed healthcare into the very fabric of society

A real opportunity to embed healthcare into the very fabric of society

25-Feb-2015

We as nurses pride ourselves on our person-centred and holistic approach to caring for patients, particularly older people.

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Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual

Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses (second edition)

3-Mar-2015

‘There is lots of opportunity for a student to pick this book up and be able to see how someone else has previously experienced the same as they are now going through. ‘

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