On The Pulse
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.
We have just finished about a week and a half of judging for the Nursing Times Awards. It makes everyone in the office happy to have it flooded with nurses for those few days.
The schools are back and parliament is back, so my inbox is suddenly overflowing with interesting reports, studies and releases affecting health and the profession.
September usually signals a time when everyone returns from their summer break, ready to face the long slog of winter.
Last week’s news story about a community trust refusing funds raised by men dressed up as nurses provoked a mixed response from nurses.
Nurses have been asked this week to promote a new digital app that will encourage people to walk more.
So what is nursing? It seems to me that no one can really decide whether nurses should diagnose, prescribe and treat, or observe, provide personal care and assistance to patients and service users.
Good news! Thousands more university placements will be funded in England by the government to allow more students to train as nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
A 17-year-old at risk of suicide needs more than a strategy – she needs a place of safetySubscription
In the week the government announced a major mental health workforce plan, a distressing case brought into focus just how urgently action is needed.
Earlier this month, I received a phone call from a school nurse in Slough, who explained to me that she was concerned about the imminent transfer of her service’s contract to a private provider.