I’ll do the maths. By 5 January 2018, the closing date for UCAS, there had been 32,520 applications to study nursing. A year before there had been 48,230; that means 15,710 fewer people applied to do nursing in 2018. If that trend continues there will be around 16,810 people applying to study nursing in 2019. In 2020 there will be 12. Twelve people will apply to study nursing
The hot weather this summer has left experts asking if records set in 1976 will be smashed in 2018, and the heat is taking its toll – both on patients and staff
At whatever level of nursing job we are, we need to be able to pause and reflect on our practice, says Elaine Farrer
Tranexamic acid is a cheap drug. It costs less than £15 per patient and is widely available. It could transform treatment of stroke caused by intracerebral haemorrhage.
I have long been concerned about power and ‘parentalism’ in healthcare.
The high profile case of Billy Caldwell, who has a severe form of epilepsy, brought the therapeutic benefit of cannabis into the headlines.
Do mental health nurses have the appropriate skills and knowledge to look after patients’ physical health needs?
The issues around gender inequality have taken a much higher profile in recent months.
I don’t want to be a cynical man. When I see Cristiano Ronaldo, Ashley Young or half of the Tunisian team tumble to the ground during a World Cup match I want to think “Poor lamb, he might be hurt,” as opposed to “Stop diving about like a giraffe on a trampoline, he never touched you”. But sometimes I don’t.
The priority for clinical commissioners is to ensure that the services we commission are high-quality and safe for our patients and populations.