On The Pulse
Would you like to be cared for by all the nurses and doctors who work in your organisation? That was the question posed by one of our speakers yesterday at the Nursing Times Team Leaders’ Congress – breast cancer surgeon Liz O’Riordan.
Last weekend I watched the BBC programme The Big Question, which explored whether robots and artificial intelligence could do more harm than good.
The sunshine we’ve enjoyed over the last few days suggests spring is on the way at last, but winter seems reluctant to loosen its icy grip on the health service.
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.
This Wednesday saw such an explosion of nursing policy announcements that it was difficult to keep up with it all.
Will Francis rise again?Subscription
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
Why are you a nurse?Subscription
Pay and conditions are poor, so development is essential to retain our nurses Cutting post-registration funding will only deepen the retention crisis Nurses have an appetite for increasing their skills and knowledge
Whose job is it to inspire nurses?Subscription
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 would you give a birthday honour to?Subscription
The wonderful but self-effacing Crystal Oldman, chief executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, deserved her CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. And I say that not because I am a QNI trustee, but because she is passionate about nursing care in the community and cares deeply about representing those nurses and their patients.
Who is going to step up to the plate?Subscription
Managing the nursing workforce often feels like plate spinning. You need to focus on attracting people coming into the profession while keeping hold of those you already have.