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  • helen smith

    It’s our time…Subscription

    1 December, 2017

    In any line of work it is easy to feel demotivated when you are overstretched, over worked, undervalued and underpaid. Nursing really ticks all these boxes at the moment and I think a lot of us believe we are at an all-time low right now, explains Helen Smith. 

  • call

    An evening with Call the Midwife's Dr Turner

    7 November, 2017

    The Queen’s Nursing Institute will be hosting ‘An Evening with Stephen McGann’ at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. He will speak about his life, his family, his role as Dr Turner and his passion for healthcare, explains the QNI’s Matthew Bradby. 

  • rachel jury

    From healthcare professional to patientSubscription

    5 October, 2017

    In 2005 Rachel Jury set off to university to begin a BSc degree in radiotherapy and oncology. She was full of excitement for the adventure ahead, fulfilling a life-long ambition to qualify as a therapy radiographer. But life had other ideas… 

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  • nurse stress

    Verbal aggression, the patient and the nurseSubscription

    8 September, 2017 By Linda Smith

    Nursing Times reader Linda Smith talks about dealing with verbal aggression in the workplace. 

  • What is midwifery?

    What is midwifery?Subscription

    7 August, 2017 By Anna Merrick

    In her last blog as midwifery student editor, Anna Merrick, looks at how midwifery is presented to the general public and questions how assumptions can be challenged

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  • University of Salford

    The use of simulation to support nurse revalidationSubscription

    28 July, 2017

    Simulation in health care has become more popular within nurse education and is increasingly used to teach and assess clinical skill acquisition, explains Kyle Charnley. 

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  • 'I convinced myself I wasn't cut out for nursing'

    'I convinced myself I wasn't cut out for nursing'Subscription

    20 July, 2017

    Qualifying as a nurse is always going to be a nerve-wracking time, but when Jodi Shaw started to needlessly doubt herself, her anxiety became a problem that affected every part of her life

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  • mutual expectations ease up

    Mutual Expectations: 'easing up' in mental health careSubscription

    13 July, 2017

    Discovering the Safewards Model has helped mental health nurse, Helen Croft, and her colleagues create an ‘air of positivity’ in their service by helping patients and staff understand each other better

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  • How to reduce falls

    How do you achieve a 50% reduction in falls?Subscription

    6 July, 2017

    Ward sister, Gemma Lilley, shares with us the strategies that have led to the number of falls on her ward being halved

  • Elderly care

    'What role can nurses play in non-formal care?'Subscription

    30 June, 2017

    Reflecting on her own mum’s care, Liz Deutsch realises that the role nurses can play in improving an older person’s quality of life is further reaching than it appears at first glance

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