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  • mark radcliffe

    ‘NHS funding must be consistent and independent of politics’Subscription

    6 July, 2018

    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.

  • allison cannon index

    'Nurse leadership is key to successful integrated commissioning'Subscription

    6 July, 2018

    The priority for clinical commissioners is to ensure that the services we commission are high-quality and safe for our patients and populations.

  • Jane Cummings

    ‘I hope that we can inspire the next generation’Subscription

    5 July, 2018

    I am often asked why I chose to be a nurse, what it’s really like and what I would say to someone thinking about taking up a career in nursing. For me it was very much a personal experience. As a teenager my Mum was in hospital quite a lot; I used to go and visit her and watch what the nurses did on the ward. 

  • phil jevon index

    'Are we asking overseas nurses to jump through too many hoops?'Subscription

    4 July, 2018

    Nurses who trained outside the European Union or European Economic Area must pass the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s competency test to practise in the UK.

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  • indexjane iorizzo

    Comment: 'Know how better to care for people with learning disabilities'Subscription

    2 July, 2018

    In hospital, people with a learning disability often receive poor care; some die prematurely as a result. How can nurses help reduce these inequalities?, asks Jane Iorizzo

    Comments (1)
  • sam north index

    'We all must act with the patient’s best interests as our primary goal'Subscription

    27 June, 2018

    Donation after circulatory death (DCD) often presents ethical and legal challenges to clinicians involved in this patient group – but why?

  • mark gretton index

    'If it's important to our patients then it's important to us'Subscription

    22 June, 2018

    On a shift in clinical practice on an elderly care ward, I was helping a man in his 80s get up and washed prior to breakfast.

    Comments (1)
  • peter carter

    'A fitting memorial to nurses who made the ultimate sacrifice’Subscription

    14 June, 2018

    In her seminal work Nurses of Passchendaele, Christine Hallett describes how on 4 June 1917, 12 nurses who were sleeping in their barracks next to the field hospital awoke to the sound of shrapnel balls and fragments of shell flying in all directions – some travelling with great velocity and punching holes in the walls of wards, shredding pillows and smashing bed screens. 

  • penny dobson index

    'Paediatric continence services are under pressure'Subscription

    13 June, 2018

    About 900,000 children and young people in the UK experience continence difficulties.

  • Queen's Nursing Institute

    ‘Greater understanding of community services is essential’Subscription

    8 June, 2018

    Two reports on community health services were published last week. First, came that from NHS Providers on the current state of community services, based on a survey of more than half of community providers. It calls for three immediate actions: greater financial investment, prioritising community services at national and local levels, and addressing staff shortages in key roles.

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