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Opinion and debate

Your views and opinions on current events in nursing

Julienne Meyer

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


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'


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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Emma Selby

Ever boxed with a patient?


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

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Was Peter Carter a good chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing?


'A month for honest reflection and action'


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'


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


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

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