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On The Pulse

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  • Red flags and magic numbersSubscription

    24 February, 2017 By Nicola Merrifield

    Services are struggling and nurses want a “magic number” for safe staffing levels. Without that, workforce planning will only becoming increasingly difficult and conversations with bosses about the need for extra staff more challenging.

  • School nursing is in crisisSubscription

    15 February, 2017 By Eileen Shepherd

    This week the Local Government Association expressed concerns about the growing incidence of sexually transmitted infection among teenagers and young adults.

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  • 'I didn't just survive, I thrived - thanks to the NHS team around me'Subscription

    9 February, 2017 By Jenni Middleton

    Patient stories can educate us about what matters to those receiving care Nurses must have time to listen to patients and work out how to motivate and inspire them There is no substitute for personalising care The NHS and healthcare providers are full of skilled and talented people able to help patients and service users recover

  • Kathryn Godfrey

    Nine out of 10 nursing staff witnessed cruel elder abuseSubscription

    2 February, 2017 By Kathryn Godfrey

    Abuse of older people is continuing in care homes in England as revealed by a staff survey published this week in Nursing Times 

  • Exclusive: Nurse views on EU referendum revealed

    EU nurse pipeline: Is it time to push the Brexit panic button?Subscription

    28 January, 2017 By Steve Ford

    Since the summer there has been a growing hum about the potential impact that the Brexit result would have on the health service’s sizeable overseas workforce.

  • Is it time to push the Brexit panic button?Subscription

    27 January, 2017

    Since the summer there has been a growing hum about the potential impact that the Brexit result would have on the health service’s sizeable overseas workforce.

  • We need help for nursing nowSubscription

    20 January, 2017

    There is a dire shortage of nurses The NHS needs a plan for how to address the challenges it is currently facing NHS Improvement is being honest about the problems and we need to saw more of this We cannot fix the challenges

  • The London Clinic

    Customer is king: Visiting a private sector intensive care unitSubscription

    13 January, 2017 By Steve Ford

    When it comes to hospitals in Marylebone, one normally thinks first of UCLH. But I learnt recently that behind the Georgian facades nearer Great Portland Street lies one of the country’s largest independent hospitals.

  • Customer is king: Visiting a private sector intensive care unitSubscription

    12 January, 2017 By Steve Ford

    When it comes to hospitals in Marylebone, one normally thinks first of UCLH. But I learnt recently that behind the Georgian facades nearer Great Portland Street lies one of the country’s largest independent hospitals.

  • New Year’s resolutions on navigating all the nursing changes in 2017Subscription

    5 January, 2017 By Nicola Merrifield

    It’s the point in the year when we get to wipe the slate clean and start all over again with a set of goals – it’s time for the dreaded New Year’s Resolution list compilation.