On The Pulse
Will the public realise the NHS is broken before it’s too late?
If I had an old-fashioned phone, and not my mobile, it would have rung off the hook on Tuesday. The national media were crawling all over the story that some researchers had found that one in four nurses in the UK were obese. I was being asked if this surprises me, why, and should we care?
What we choose to wear is part of our identitySubscription
On my student placement in the 1980s, the first thing I noticed was that everyone was up and dressed in day clothes first thing in the morning. My first impression was how different the ward looked compared to an acute medical ward, and how homely it felt.
Is our beloved NHS a racist institution?Subscription
It always surprises me when I discover prejudice in the NHS. Our beloved NHS, which I have such respect for, cannot possibly be an institution that perpetuates racism, can it?
Advanced nurse practitioners are having a moment. This week a milestone was reached: the first national training framework for all health and care professionals working at an advanced level was published.
My news editor Steve Ford commented to me last week that basically I am always angry whenever I write anything about nursing. And he’s probably right – but I’ve a lot to be angry about.
Would you like to be cared for by all the nurses and doctors who work in your organisation? That was the question posed by one of our speakers yesterday at the Nursing Times Team Leaders’ Congress – breast cancer surgeon Liz O’Riordan.
Recognising bravery at the Nursing Times AwardsSubscription
Last night at the Nursing Times Awards we paid tribute to the 11 trusts that received the victims of the terror attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester.
A few years ago I took my son to a walk-in centre with a bad cut on his knee. We walked into a consulting room and the nurse washed his hands, put on some gloves and started examining the wound. The telephone rang, he answered it with his gloves still on and then returned to my son’s knee.
Later today, MPs will debate a private members’ bill that proposes tougher sentences for those found guilty of assaulting emergency workers, including nurses in A&E or urgent care departments.