On the pulse
If healthcare assistants are the eyes and ears of a ward, they should also have a voice in the teamSubscription
The first wave of nursing associates will take up their posts this year, and there has been much discussion around their roles and responsibilities and how they will fit into nursing teams.
As Nursing Times reported earlier this week, the NHS is to be banned from buying fax machines.
With its tendency to grab leaders’ attention to the extent that they can do little else, the workforce shortage is starting to feel like the nursing profession’s very own Brexit.
Nurses need meaningful support to prevent burnout and reignite their passion for nursingSubscription
This week Nursing Times reported on a trust identified by the Care Quality Commission as requiring improvement. The report authors described several ward teams at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust as “burnt out”.
Does an outbreak of cross-party MP harmony signal a change of tune over student bursaries?Subscription
Wednesday was a day of firsts for me.
“We cannot continue to invest in the same service models of the past. We need a radical shift in how the NHS sees itself, from a hospital service for the ill, to a nationwide service to keep us healthy.”
As a health journalist, grappling with statistics is a routine part of my job.
When I was asked to undertake mouthcare at the start of my nurse training back in 1981 I was taught to put on a pair of gloves, wrap a piece of gauze soaked in bicarbonate solution around my index finger, put it in my patient’s mouth and hope they did not bite.
When you park, do you turn the motor off as soon as your car is neatly lodged in its space?
When I looked out of the window last Saturday it was raining. Actually it wasn’t just raining, it was pouring. It was the sort of autumn day when staying inside seems like the sensible option.