Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health.
I’m going to write about student nurse drop out rates and I will almost definitely get to that in a moment. First, I need to say something about the word ‘passion’ or more importantly, the fact that so many people use it when they are not referring to the fruit, ‘the suffering or death of Jesus’ or the ‘strong and barely controllable emotion’
Winning a lifetime achievement award inevitably leads you to look back over your career.
Not every hospitalised patient wants to get dressed every day, which does not necessarily mean they are deconditioned and languishing in bed, says Liz Lees-Deutsch
Rarely does policy change so quickly. The home secretary Sajid Javid announced a review into the potential health benefits of cannabis in June and then, true to his word, he acted on the findings opening up access to cannabis products from the beginning of November 2018.
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The most demanding part of the year is approaching – we can already feel the beginnings of winter pressures.
”Clinical placements could be so much less stressful and more enjoyable if…”
The recent controversy stoked by the student union of the University of Manchester, which asked people not to clap, caused all sorts of debate about social inclusion.
I rarely write about the Royal College of Nursing.
Recruitment and retention is a concern for all nurse employers.
Claire Kent reflects on how difficult it is to prioritise tasks and give enough attention to staff wellbeing in an extremely busy leadership role
The NHS is a challenging place to work but equally rewarding and energising. Return to practice gives an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our passion for the profession for those with a lapsed PIN. In this blog, Bev Matthews and Chris Jones share their experiences as student and tutor.
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