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This week we published a research study on how student nurses see their professional identity. Previous evidence has shown that by the time students are ready to qualify many are still not confident in this identity.
Widespread shortages of nursing staff, chronic underfunding and an over-burdened health system struggling to cope – welcome to the new National Health Service in 1948.
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The news last week that the chief nursing officer for England role could be realigned to sit across both NHS Improvement and NHS England when Jane Cummings departs her role could weaken nursing’s voice further at a senior level.
Many UK hospitals have introduced 12-hour shifts. The research summarised here looks at the evidence on the effects of different aspects of shift work on patient and staff
University Hospital Southampton uses an innovative approach to workforce development in order to meet the demands of a growing portfolio of clinical trials
Faced with nurse shortages, hospitals often use flexible staffing approaches. What does the evidence tell us about their risks and benefits?
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Joan Pons Laplana, transformation nurse at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has his say on the recent pay rise proposals.
Whether it be a debate on vocational nursing or the implementation of new roles, one thing is for certain, the nurse role as we know it is under scrutiny as a solution is sought to address the staffing crisis within nursing, says student nurse Justyn Novak.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust is supporting more flexible working for nurses, and will monitor and support those who are interested in working nights, whether permanently or in longer blocks. Allowing staff this flexibility will benefit patients and staff, says Jayne Tague
Despite taking a new role and an inevitable increase in responsibility, Beck Sherrington is still dedicated to working on the front line.