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Rachel Sylvester, The Times journalist, recently argued axing bursaries was an act of self-harm.
In 1977 the song “The Greatest Love of All” by George Benson said “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way”.
The dust is finally settling on the general election and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has entered a politically charged summer with faith that the government will recognise the strength of feeling in our profession and do the right thing.
In April, the House of Commons health select committee stated: “The government’s plan for our post-Brexit future should both ensure that health and social care providers can retain and recruit the brightest and best from all parts of the globe, and that the value of the contribution of lower-paid health and social care workers is recognised.”
The peculiar term ‘cultural cringe’ describes an internalised inferiority complex that causes people to dismiss their own culture.
Reflecting back on my years in the NHS, I believe there has never been a more important time to develop long-term opportunities for people to enter our workforce.
In a world where technology is changing at an exceptional rate and the landscape of the health and social care system is constantly developing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council faces a great challenge in preparing nurses and midwives for practice in 2030 and beyond.
The nursing contribution to disease prevention and population health extends beyond the specialties of public health and public health nursing and midwifery to what each nurse does in practice every day.
One of the seasonal messages I received, which was from the European Federation of Nurses Associations, really resonated: “Enjoy the break and accumulate new strength and enthusiasm for next year.”
After a year of basking in the sun, putting shrimps on the barbie and emptying sand out of my shoes, Ben Mullin reflects on the key differences of working in Australia.