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On The Pulse

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  • The BBC has discovered there's a shortage of nurses!Subscription

    4 March, 2016 By Steve Ford

    On The Pulse is a weekly round-up of what’s happening in nursing or an analysis of a key nursing issue, written by Nursing Times staff. This week: news editor, Steve Ford, analyses the news from the BBC that nurse shortages are more widespread than perhaps the public realised.

  • Nurses are too busy to improve their practiceSubscription

    11 March, 2016 By Jenni Middleton

    On The Pulse is a weekly round-up of what’s happening in nursing or an analysis of a key nursing issue, written by Nursing Times staff. This week: editor, Jenni Middleton

  • No-one knows what nurses doSubscription

    18 March, 2016

    On The Pulse is a weekly round-up of what’s happening in nursing or an analysis of a key nursing issue, written by Nursing Times staff. This week: editor, Jenni Middleton

  • Will Francis rise again?Subscription

    24 March, 2016

    On The Pulse is a weekly round-up of what’s happening in nursing or an analysis of a key nursing issue, written by Nursing Times staff. This week: practice and learning editor, Ann Shuttleworth

  • Hell hath no fury like a workforce advisor scornedSubscription

    31 March, 2016

    It is rare for a report by government advisors to be quite so stinging as that published on nursing last week by the Migration Advisory Committee, widely known in policy circles as the “MAC”.

  • Even GPs are concerned about an end to student nurse bursariesSubscription

    22 April, 2016

    Earlier this week I attended a conference for GPs in London. Not the most obvious event for the news editor of the Nursing Times to attend, I admit. But there was a good reason.

  • Whose job is it to inspire nurses?Subscription

    29 April, 2016 By Fran Entwistle

    I’m not sure I’ve heard the word “inspire” so many times in one day as I have in the last 24 hours.

  • Who cares about your career?Subscription

    6 May, 2016

    Nursing is not doing enough to nurture future leaders Find yourself a mentor or coach, or someone to shadow, to get the development you need It’s right to discuss patients in management meetings, but staff should also be considered When employers don’t have time to develop you, you must take control of your own career

  • Will the latest ombudsman's report cause the shockwaves needed for change?Subscription

    16 May, 2016

    Just over five years ago the health service ombudsman published a report revealing the NHS was failing to meet even the most basic standards of care for older people and their families, citing examples from hospitals and GP practices across England.

  • How would you cope if you worked with a criminal?Subscription

    20 May, 2016

    How would you cope if you found one of your team carrying out a deliberate act of sabotage? How would you feel if one of your nurses was involved in a crime against your patients? How would you face the press? Handle the police presence? Help support staff through the stress of media intrusion and public distrust?

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