Issue : 25 September 2013
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Throughout my training, I was continually asked by patients and families “who is who?”
Nurses are bracing themselves for unannounced inspections in three leading hospitals in north Wales.
The big question: is the government right to focus on nurses' compassion to address NHS failings?Subscription
Academic Dr Anna Smajdor has said that it is wrong to blame care failings in the NHS on a lack of compassion by nursing staff towards their patients.
Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed more than 50 nurses from abroad, as part of a recuitment drive to fill vacancies.
The rising cost of utility bills is the biggest source of financial concern facing nurses, our survey suggests, with one in five respondents citing this as the main reason for money worries.
Survey: Nurses back ward mobile bansSubscription
The majority of nurses believe that hospital nurses should be banned from using their own mobile phone and similar devices on the wards, despite the explosion in the availability and functions of smartphones.
More than half of nurses who answered our survey said they intended to have the influenza vaccine this year.
Stop the PressureSubscription
After seeing first-hand the pain and misery pressure ulcers can cause, student nurse Charlotte stepped up and did something about it
The number of NHS foundation trusts (FTs) failing to meet the target of seeing patients within four hours of arriving at A&E units has doubled in the last year.
Severe sepsis 'must be recognised'Subscription
The scale and severity of sepsis is being highlighted in a new campaign lead by a group of health organisations.