Opinion and debate
With the phrase ’healthy living’ becoming more and more common, learning disabilities editor, Olivia, learns about the fine line between being healthy and creating an unhealthy habit
Patients matter most but staff matter tooSubscription
We all know that patients matter most but as Marie Manthey, one of the originators of primary nursing noted, “staff matter too”.
On hearing that I’m a nurse, the usual response is “Oh! Which hospital do you work in?
2016 – The year to tackle the obesity time bombSubscription
In May 2015, the World Health Organisation concluded that as many as 74% of men and 64% of women would be obese by 2030. We are sitting on a public health time bomb.
Benedict was on the veranda of the inpatient department, cradled in her mother’s arms when I first met her.
Perhaps one of the most distressing images to emerge from the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust in 2013 was the image of patients so thirsty that they were drinking dirty water out of flower vases.
'NHS must ensure staff can make healthy choices'Subscription
NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens’ comments last week about nurses and doctors needing to lose weight to be better role models hit a nerve and a chord with NHS staff - probably in equal measure.
We asked the nursing community on Twitter what they thought about the NHS chief executive’s desire to help staff lose weight. Here are their thoughts:
#NTtwitchat clinical debate: nutrition and hydration VideoSubscription
Missed our clincal #NTtwitchat on nutrition and hydration hosted by Liz Evans from National Nurses Nutrition Group and Naomi Campbell from Cornwall Hydration Project? Read the summary here
'Nursing is nursing the world over'Subscription
Ophthalmic nurse Lorraine Montgomery provides eye care in developing countries from on board a ship.