Analysis, interviews and investigations
Winning the “hearts and minds” of nursing staff is among the first priorities in a concerted drive to improve her struggling hospital trust’s performance, a new chief nurse has told Nursing Times.
The new nursing associate role has been developed very much with England in mind but how and if it will fit into the healthcare systems of the rest of the UK remains undecided, Nursing Times can reveal.
Making the most of digital technology can help tackle staffing shortages and ensure nurses spend more time on direct patient care, according to a nurse who hopes to convince others of the benefits.
The health service has rightly been praised for its response to the terror attack in Manchester on 22 May. Nursing Times spoke to seven nurses involved in treating victims and organising care.
The extreme pressure on nursing and other NHS staff is making it harder for them to act quickly to prevent life-threatening sepsis, according to one survivor who lost all his limbs to the condition.
A mixed picture is emerging of the impact of the move from bursaries to loans for student nurses in England, with placements seen as a pivotal factor, according to an investigation by Nursing Times.
A Nursing Times investigation has revealed that thousands of nurses accept payments and benefits from the UK pharmaceutical industry each year, sparking warnings that they should “keep their eyes wide open” in dealings with drugs companies.
Many UK healthcare professionals still “panic” when they come across a case of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a leading specialist midwife who has called for improvements to training and services.
Here we unpack the key points made in a vital report contributed to by Nursing Times readers on the current state of the nursing workforce, the challenges facing it and the possible solutions.
Evidence shows that hospitals that encourage research by nurses provide better care, but ongoing pressures means it is not always seen as a priority, warns a member of the profession behind a new strategy aimed at strengthening the clinical research nursing workforce.