On The Pulse
Do we need more men in general practice nursing?Subscription
Have we done enough to rid the health service of prejudice among staff? When was the last time you saw a male practice nurse? Where does the perception of practice nursing as a destination for the final years of your career come from? Would having a wider demographic represented in community nursing enable the NHS to serve the population’s health needs better?
Has Theresa May given up on the nursing vote?Subscription
Do you know how you are going to vote on 8 June? Two party leaders hoping to persuade nurses to mark the X in the box next to their names addressed the Royal College of Nursing Congress this week, but the one who stayed away arguably got noticed more – by her absence.
Part-way through a nursing and midwifery awards event at a prominent hospital and community trust in London today the organisation’s chair revealed who had won the prize for senior leadership.
Have you decided how to spend this year’s ‘pay rise’? Nurses working in the NHS are more likely to be working out what to cut back on after seven years of pay freezes or below-inflation pay rises.
If you were told about a clinician who had recently shredded their patient’s notes and refused to see them further because of their own discriminatory views about what the patient was disclosing to them and the procedure they might want, would you believe it was true?
Study provides first England-specific evidence of importance of nurse numbers Link between nurse:patient ratios and patient mortality applies to NHS Missed nursing care confirmed as increasing patients’ risk of death
The media is always interested in news of potential industrial action Who is telling the positive stories about nursing and the contribution it makes Does the government fail to make fair pay awards because it fails to understand the role of nurses in the present day healthcare system? Enter the Nursing Times Awards and tell your stories – because if you don’t, no one else will
Stop that nurse! Does anyone care that we are losing too many nurses to early retirement?Subscription
No policy is focusing on retaining nurses once they can collect their pensions Focusing only on the numbers entering the profession is a mistake that will cost us dear The gap between supply and demand is widening We need to be more flexible in working patterns and type of work to keep our ageing workforce longer
U-turn on plans to ban NHS staff from supplementing their income through agency shifts NHS leaders should consider the impact of strategic decisions in consultation with those affected After nearly a decade of real-term pay cuts, nurses need agency work to make ends meet
Nursing lessons from beyond the graveSubscription
A few weeks ago I went to a special church service in a small village in Nottinghamshire to celebrate the life and work of an inspirational nurse, Ethel Bedford Fenwick.