Today, the Nursing and Midwifery Council opens its register to nursing associates (NAs).
Headlines about nurse vacancies hitting more than 40,000 are alarming. Collectively, we must share the responsibility of finding solutions but these numbers can be overwhelming and disconnected. We must work with frontline staff to ensure the response is meaningful and sustainable
Bringing together student nurses from different branches as part of their education has huge benefits, not only for the students but also for patients, says Fiona Cust
I know many of you will spend Christmas staffing wards, working in the community or general practice, in mental health units, schools or even posted overseas.
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Whether you work in a clinic, GP practice or hospital setting, the environment will have an effect on both patients and the staff who support them.
If I owe the bank £1000 and I can’t pay it back it’s my problem. If I owe the bank £100,000 and can’t pay it back, it’s the bank’s problem.
Within the NHS today the nurse’s role has significantly developed and expanded into areas once only thought of as part of a doctor’s role
The education of our nursing workforce is poised to hit the headlines once again when evidence is presented to the Education Select Committee, to understand why nursing degree apprenticeships are not taking off.
Stand back, I’m going to look on the bright side. Last month I mentioned the bursary but I think I got away with it – sorry Scotland, yes you still have one, and as a consequence a coherent staffing policy, but we have Michael Gove. Jealous right?
The cancer community came together this week at the Britain Against Cancer Conference to discuss the future of cancer care, with the crisis facing the UK’s cancer workforce high up on the agenda.