Nursing on the critical listSubscription
Professor Ann Marie Rafferty has her say on the importance of the health select committee report into nursing, and why it’s crucial in the fight to save the profession.
Nurses and doctors learning togetherSubscription
One of the things that Helen Christodoulides cares passionately about is the health and wellbeing of colleagues, not just nurses but that of any professional or member of staff working in the delivery of healthcare.
Kate Martin has worked as an infection control nurse for over 10 years in hospitals. This is her first winter season in the community. Every year she reflects, but this year has been very different…
Winter is always a challenging time in the NHS. The amazing hard work and commitment of our 11,000 staff across our five hospitals means that we have continued to provide care despite the extra pressures, but this year is proving to be a real test, explains Janice Sigsworth.
You will no doubt have seen media coverage in recent days about the increase in flu levels, and so-called “Aussie flu” in particular.
The familiar term ‘winter pressures’ is most often associated with hospital-based care, but they also impact on the community.
‘We are doing something very wrong to nurses’Subscription
If I have a responsibility to this page, it involves some sensitivity to the experiences of the people who may read it.
Influenza is seen and anticipated every year all around the world. In the UK, experts use countries like Australia as a gauge of what the season likely has in store for us, explains Pat Cattini.
For the last 99 years the work of learning disability (LD) nurses has been largely hidden within the wider nursing family; much like the population that we serve.
The four UK chief nursing officers (CNOs) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Nursing and Midwifery Council have produced a framework, Enabling Professionalism, to support nurses and midwives across the UK to reflect on their practice and demonstrate how they are the hallmark of excellence in nursing and midwifery.