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When we think of the word empathy, we often think of knowing how it feels to walk in the shoes of others.
Here we are in January once again, with a whole year stretching out before us. But what will it bring for nursing and healthcare?
I know many of you will spend Christmas staffing wards, working in the community or general practice, in mental health units, schools or even posted overseas.
It was World Mental Health Day in October 2018. As the day went by, I saw my Twitter feed filling in very quickly with hashtags including #worldmentalhealthday and #itsoknottobeok.
It could be said that, when it comes to nursing, the UK is in the midst of a perfect storm.
Virtually everyone who has ever had a job has experience of being managed and many will also have experience of being managers in their own right.
The NHS recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. The celebrations reminded us all of how many lives the NHS touches. And it’s no exaggeration to say that throughout most of the NHS’s existence, apprentices have made a huge contribution to its success.
No one in the health sector could doubt after the latest set of official figures that nursing is facing an unprecedented recruitment challenge
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This week we published a research study on how student nurses see their professional identity. Previous evidence has shown that by the time students are ready to qualify many are still not confident in this identity.
Widespread shortages of nursing staff, chronic underfunding and an over-burdened health system struggling to cope – welcome to the new National Health Service in 1948.