On the pulse
Hidden among this week’s many headlines on the 70th birthday of the NHS was an important piece of nursing research that also deserves a fanfare.
I have read many distressing reports into care failings by NHS and independent sector providers over the years, but the report of the inquiry into the care provided at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1989 and 2000 still shocked me.
For nearly two decades patient safety experts have looked to the airline industry as a model for safety and reporting practices.
Relaxing immigration rules is a start, but more work is needed to address workforce shortagesSubscription
Government plans to relax immigration rules for non-EU skilled workers, allowing more nurses and doctors into the UK, have come as welcome news this week.
At the weekend I was sadly reminded of the terror attacks in London this time last year and in particular the striking image of one of the victims – nurse Kirsty Boden posing with some sunflowers.
Last weekend I watched the BBC programme The Big Question, which explored whether robots and artificial intelligence could do more harm than good.
We must move care into the community to improve how we deliver services for patients. How long and how often has that goal been proclaimed over the last 20 years or more?
What is it that is happening across half of the UK that the Royal College of Nursing thinks could be a major catalyst in helping to tackle nurse shortages in the other half?
There aren’t many moments in nursing when you have a chance to pause, take a deep breath and feel the pride of being a nurse.
When doctors and parents clash, social media storms are causing too much collateral damageSubscription
On 25 April, the chair and the chief executive of Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust, where Alfie Evans was cared for until his death, published an open letter explaining that the organisation, its staff and even its patients and visitors had been attacked, threatened, abused and intimidated.