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  • 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.

  • jenni middleton

    Where are the workforce initiatives?Subscription

    30 December, 2016

    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?

  • victoria stevans

    An open love letter to the nursing professionSubscription

    16 December, 2016

    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.

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  • Steve Ford

    Should more NHS organisations be led by people from clinical backgrounds?Subscription

    16 December, 2016 By Steve Ford

    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?

  • We can’t achieve parity for mental health services in by 2020Subscription

    9 December, 2016

    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 ...