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  • sian rodger

    'The value in being valued is immense in an under-staffed profession'Subscription

    24 May, 2018

    I was recently nominated for a staff achievement award, and for the second year in a row, I didn’t win (always the bridesmaid!). 

  • kirsten lavine

    'Personal attention allotted to patients can make a tremendous difference'Subscription

    14 May, 2018

    As a sepsis survivor, when I deliver awareness-raising talks to healthcare groups, I am often approached by nurses, who are particularly interested in my perspective as a patient, given that they don’t often receive this kind of overall assessment.

  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Anne Davidson

    10 May, 2018

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of the patient blood management practitioner team’s education lead  Anne Davidson. 

  • josefeen index

    'Doing our job well is increasingly determined by technology'Subscription

    2 May, 2018

    Josefeen Foxter shares her experience of working on the graduate trainee scheme in digital delivery at NHS Digital.

  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Emma Green

    1 May, 2018

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of nurse practitioner Emma Green. 

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  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Andrea Harris

    25 April, 2018

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of diagnostic and therapeutic services professional nursing lead Andrea Harris. 

  • valeriecook index

    Looking back at a nursing career of over 70 yearsSubscription

    19 April, 2018

    Sue Cook’s mother-in-law, Valerie Cook, is a former nurse about to celebrate her 100th birthday. Here, Sue shares the details of a career that spanned over 70 years.

  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Angela Ditchfield

    19 April, 2018

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of specialist organ donation nurse Angela Ditchfield. 

  • ian dove index

    Would a four-year programme better prepare nurses for practice?Subscription

    13 April, 2018

    The ever-marching progress from the Nursing and Midwifery Council in expanding the role of the qualified nurse is the biggest thing to happen to nursing since it became a degree-level qualification.

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  • ben cole

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Ben ColeSubscription

    29 March, 2018

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of Ben Cole, the lead nurse for family aftercare. 

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