Issue : 2 December 2015
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Lenah Higbee - one of the 'Sacred 20'Subscription
Some people have buildings named after them, others streets and memorials. Not Lenah Higbee.
Edith Cavell: the nurse who inspired BritainSubscription
Edith Cavell became an unlikely heroine of the First World War when she helped hundreds of wounded British and French soldiers to leave occupied Belgium and reach the neutral Netherlands.
This year has seen a host of major nursing stories, with reviews of nurse education, the go-ahead for new competency checks, increasing pressure on staffing and many more.
One family’s 134-year history of continuous service to mental health nursing looks set to come to an end with the retirement of the most recent member to join the profession.
The nursing profession can be traced back to 16th century Italy and a former soldier with a taste for brawling and alehouses.
Ruth Bradley: the angel in fatiguesSubscription
Ruth Bradley was a trail blazer as a nurse in the armed forces.
Ken Kesey: the cuckoo in the nestSubscription
Wrestler turned nurse, Ken Kesey, used his experience of working in a mental institution to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
A government-funded scheme designed to attract nurses back into the NHS by paying for refresher courses could in the future be extended to help tackle the recruitment crisis in care homes, Nursing Times has learnt.
A private mental health hospital has been placed in special measures after inspectors found serious lapses in care, including the deprivation of patients’ liberty without legal safeguards.
A nurse who has worked on the neonatal unit at Warrington Hospital for 35 years has starred in a new advert in which she is reunited with dozens of babies who she brought into the world.