On The Pulse
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.
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.
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Are we really solving the most important issues for the profession? Are we focusing on the things that will make the biggest difference – the staffing? Is it time to have an honest conversation about nursing staffing challenges and find a way together to fix this?
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Three months ago I moved to London, temporarily. I’m from the United States (before you stop reading this, no, I didn’t vote for Trump) and I’ve spent the term studying abroad in the United Kingdom.
It’s certainly an attractive idea on first mention, which is presumably why Jeremy Hunt announced a new policy on it last month. But is it merely an example of something that sounds good?
There is a huge public support for improved access to mental health care High-profile media interest and political influence will sharpen the focus on mental health services Prejudice is shifting, but there is still much work to be done to encourage people to talk about their mental health The Five-Year Forward View is a major opportunity for mental health services to be improved and the mental health service user’s journey to be enhanced – we must not ...
This Wednesday saw such an explosion of nursing policy announcements that it was difficult to keep up with it all.
Up until this week you might have been vaguely aware of the new “nursing associate” role and could be forgiven for brushing it off as a new term for “assistant practitioners”. After all, the difference has not been immediately clear.
Nursing staff around the country may have started to see and hear a new acronym being bandied about over recent months.
Editor Jenni Middleton discusses this week’s revelations surrounding the nursing associate role