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  • Rebecca Sherrington

    As a head of nursing it's crucial I continue working in practice settingsSubscription

    Despite taking a new role and an inevitable increase in responsibility, Beck Sherrington is still dedicated to working on the front line. 

  • ben thomas

    Time to implement the lessons learnedSubscription

    Dr Ben Thomas looks at the case of Richard Handley and how important it is for the system to learn from its mistakes. 

  • dawn garrett

    Clearing up the confusion over 'frailty'Subscription

    Frailty has become a focus for many clinicians and policy makers in recent years but the word is often poorly understood by both healthcare staff and people living with frailty, explains Dawne Garrett. 

  • jess henry

    Retention, retention, retention

    Jess Henry, Head of Leadership, Learning and Development at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the workforce challenge of the moment, and how her organisation is using the Questback feedback platform to help.

  • carly huish

    The use of patient experts in values-based recruitmentSubscription

    Recruiting the right nurses can be a tricky task, so Carly Huish and colleagues came up with a new way to do it. 

  • NHS Improvement

    ‘We must be honest about the issues we face as a profession’Subscription

    I am proud that chief nurses and HR directors are focusing on retention – many have done so for a while. Now we have a movement underway to act collectively as a profession to retain our staff.

  • mark radcliffe

    ‘Deep down, I knew she would never get off the ward’Subscription

    I’m having coffee with a nurse friend. She has been doing what she does for 15 years and can’t remember the last time her feet didn’t hurt. She is on her fourth espresso and has the wide-eyed stare of a kitten that has just seen wool for the first time. She leans across the table and says; “I’m thinking of making a break for it.”

  • Graduate

    Reasons to value the graduate nurseSubscription

    There has been much debate recently about the role of nurses, and whether nursing being a graduate profession has led to a lack of compassion in the nursing workforce.

  • jacqui fletcher

    Wound care in the NHS: the need for a national wound care strategy

    Nursing staff are all too aware of the significant challenge wound care poses but it is only in recent years that this burden is becoming more apparent to the wider healthcare system, explains Jacqui Fletcher. 

  • caroline alexander

    'We can plan for the bite of winter - and support one another'Subscription

    The bite of winter rarely comes as a surprise to any of us in the NHS, with more patients seeking help each time the temperature falls. This year has been no different, at times it has been tough and relentless, but at Barts Health has seen fantastic staff cope admirably with the extra pressures, explains chief nurse Caroline Alexander. 

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