On The Pulse
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.
I am new to healthcare. I joined Nursing Times in the summer, having spent most of my career working for a TV corporation. My main role is helping to develop Nursing Times’ digital platforms and, to do so, it’s essential that I learn as much as I possibly can about the nursing profession.
What frustrated you most on your last shift? What will prevent you from providing the level of care you want to give to your patients on your next shift?
Christine Wise’s husband Trevor was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 56; and she gave up her job as a senior academic to look after him.