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Behind the Rituals

Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email nursingtimescomments@emap.com

Can cash incentives promote healthy life styles?

Can cash incentives promote healthy life styles?

What do you think?

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Will recommendations for HCA training recreate the SEN role?

Will recommendations for HCA training recreate the SEN role?

What do you think of this consultation?

Comments (13)

Are you confident to talk to patients about female genital mutilation?

What would prevent a nurse from talking to patients about FGM?

The government has announced that NHS hospitals will have to submit data on the number of girls and women who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM).

Comments (4)

Should nurses have indemnity insurance?

Should nurses have indemnity insurance?

What do you think?

Comments (3)

How does shift work affect your health?

How does shift work affect your health?

Recent research undertaken in the UK has suggested working night shifts plays havoc with many of the body’s genes.

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Do you have space to reflect on patient care?

Do you have space to reflect on patient care?

A recent report from the Point of Care Foundation “Staff care. How to engage staff in the NHS and why it matters” suggests that staff need space to reflect on patient care challenges.

Have you ever reported a clinical incident?

Have you ever reported a clinical incident?

This week we have published a summary of a Cochrane view of incident reporting systems.

Comments (1)

Will increasing the number of places on nursing courses solve the staffing crisis?

Will increasing the number of places on nursing courses solve the staffing crisis?

We recently reported on Health Education England’s plan to increase the number of training places for nurses by 9%.

Comments (10)

Should nurses ever lie to patients?

Should nurses ever lie to patients?

I recently attended a dementia friends session where we discussed the impact of therapeutic lying.

Comments (6)

Do you need formal training to manage intravenous infusions?

Do you need formal training to manage intravenous infusions?

Nurses and other clinicians need better education to stop errors in intravenous infusion care and prevent potential patient harm, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Comments (44)

How do you spot the signs of dehydration?

How do you spot the signs of dehydration?

Last week we reported that more than 1,000 care home residents in England and Wales died of dehydration or were suffering from severe dehydration when they died over the past decade.

Comments (2)

Smoking ban hospital

Is it possible to ban smoking on hospital premises?

NHS hospitals should ban smoking on their premises and staff should be told not to help patients who want to smoke, according to newguidance according to new NICE guidance.

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