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Opinion and debate

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  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Marion JonesVideo

    10 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 nursing council member Marion Jones. 

  • shaun walsh cropped

    Nursing shortfall puts vital children’s palliative care services at riskSubscription

    5 July, 2017

    The worrying finding from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) that, for the first time in nearly a decade, more nurses and midwives are leaving the profession than are joining it will not be a surprise to those working in children’s palliative care.

  • holding_hands

    'I sense that he is aware I am here to comfort him as he passes onto his next life'Subscription

    13 April, 2017

    Sorrel recalls her first experience of caring for a patient at the end of life and how the passion for nursing she gained that day has stayed with her throughout her career

  • Eileen Shepherd

    Getting end-of-life care rightSubscription

    7 February, 2017 By Eileen Shepherd

    We only get one change to get it right when a patient is dying and this was illustrated a few weeks ago in Nursing Times by Lesley Goodburn, who described her experience when her husband Seth died just 33 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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    A perfect embodiment of the 6CsSubscription

    9 December, 2016 By Victoria Stevans

    We hear about Claire Kibble, a senior nurse practitioner with Your Healthcare, who has led with such purpose over her 40-year career that her fellow nurses can’t help but sing her praises (and plan elaborate surprises for her).

  • Nt editorial meriel conn

    'The role of ANPs is growing all the time'Subscription

    31 October, 2016 By Lucy Brown

    Nursing Times talks to Meriel Conn about the importance ANPs play in caring for people with life-limiting illnesses

  • Nt editorial kitty french

    Kitty French: Why I work with children in palliative careSubscription

    4 October, 2016

    It is a privilege to work with families and be able to look after and support them holistically

  • nigel dodds

    Seeing healthcare from the other sideSubscription

    25 August, 2016

    Having worked in palliative care for 20 years, when Nigel Dodds was diagnosed with cancer he expected the worst

  • Forest

    'I was ashamed my colleague had left this man in distress'Subscription

    4 August, 2016

    When Sue McCreadie asked her patient’s GP to visit him urgently, she understood his family’s anger when her request went unfulfilled.

  • Stories from nursing: dealing with death

    Stories from nursing: dealing with deathSubscription

    21 July, 2016

    “Come in nurse I’ve just put the kettle on,” Gethin sounded calm - considering. He had called me early that morning with the news: “Agnes has gone nurse, I found her this morning. Can you come?”

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