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  • 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. 

  • 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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