Nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career, but would benefit from including more men.
As chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s governing council, I’m calling on as many members as possible – whatever their views – to vote in the college’s forthcoming extraordinary general meeting (EGM) next Friday.
It could be said that, when it comes to nursing, the UK is in the midst of a perfect storm.
Infection prevention is a vital part of our healthcare infrastructure.
Every day, midwives support women and their families through a life-changing and special time, but it’s a time when they are also at their most vulnerable.
Last month researchers from Scotland urged that nursing undergo a ‘rebranding’ to encourage more men to come into the profession. This suggestion – which led to everyone in the country who works in marketing to throw their arms in the air and scream ‘pick me, pick me’ – was prompted by reports that only 10% of student nurses in Scotland were male
Last year some colleagues and I published a paper on the variety of job titles in nursing. It showed that there was a lack of clarity and a lot of confusion. It also became clear that some employers were asking or allowing unregistered staff to use titles that indicated a more complex level of practice and education – for example, associate advanced nurse practitioner
What should be the drivers for research? Is it legitimate to conduct research in order to gain academic accolades and further one’s own career? Sian Rodger shares her thoughts on this matter
The prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorders is now thought to be between 1% and 1.5% and even more people will be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
The NHS recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. The celebrations reminded us all of how many lives the NHS touches. And it’s no exaggeration to say that throughout most of the NHS’s existence, apprentices have made a huge contribution to its success.
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Long gone are the days when turning a blind eye to institutional abuse or blaming it on “one bad apple” was considered acceptable.
England has initiated public consultation to change legislation to an opt-out system for organ donation.
No one in the health sector could doubt after the latest set of official figures that nursing is facing an unprecedented recruitment challenge
The government recently published its response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s inquiry into the nursing workforce. Front and centre of the response, understandably, was workforce retention.
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.
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.