Three years after the end of the Health Visitor Implementation Plan, the health visitor profession is in turbulent times.
As I walked into my aunt’s care home recently, I noticed the ‘A Team’ were on duty. Fab, I thought, it’s her birthday and this will be a glorious day.
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
'How difficult can it be to take a glass of water, put it to a patient’s lips and get them to drink?'Subscription
Most readers of Nursing Times know just how difficult it can be to get patients to drink.
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.
'How can we feel more confident offering spiritual care to those from different backgrounds?'Subscription
Sometimes, as a Christian healthcare chaplain, I feel unconfident offering spiritual care to people whose backgrounds are different to my own – and I sense that nurses can do too.
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.
Many of us have self-taught online skills and we have all probably picked up bad habits along the way.