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Opinion, analysis and debate

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  • Using well-being champions to deliver holistic careSubscription

    15 January, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    This article outlines the development of a new role called the ‘patient well-being champion’, with the aim of delivering more personalised, patient-centred care.

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    More nurses equals better careSubscription

    31 March 2009 By Steve Ford

    A week after a healthcare watchdog identified staffing shortages as a key reason for failings at an acute trust, Nursing Times has obtained new evidence confirming a direct correlation between patient outcomes and nursing workforce numbers. Steve Ford investigates

  • beasley christine

    The Chief Nursing Officer’s action plan for the professionSubscription

    31 March 2009

    Dame Christine Beasley, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, writes for Nursing Times on a time of excitement and opportunity for the nursing profession

  • BME nurses face an uphill battle to get to senior NHS posts

    Why are there so few BME nurses in senior NHS posts?Subscription

    6 April, 2009Updated: 7 April, 2009

    Nola Ishmael on why BME nurses still face an uphill struggle to get to the top of the NHS career ladder

  • Neslyn Watson Druree

    Why BME nurses lack opportunities in today’s NHSSubscription

    20 April, 2009

    Neslyn Watson-Druée answers Nola Ishmael’s question ‘Why are there so few BME nurses in senior NHS posts?

  • A new body has been set up to help prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable adults and children

    New body to protect vulnerable adults and childrenSubscription

    HCA's: The heart of healthcare

    A new body has been set up to help prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable adults and children, reports UNISON’s Sarah Peters

  • The pressure to regulate HCAs is increasing.

    How should HCAs be regulated?Subscription

    HCA's: The heart of healthcare

    As HCAs take on more responsibilities and carry out more procedures, the pressure to regulate them is increasing. Views on how this should be done differ, explains Adrian O’Dowd

  • Alastair Henderson on the need to anticipate change

    Let's make sure we are ready for an all-graduate nursing professionSubscription

    21 April, 2009 By Alastair Henderson

    Alastair Henderson on the need to anticipate change

  • The big issues in nursing

    The big issues in nursingSubscription

    5 May 2009 By Steve Ford

    Nursing seems to be facing more changes and challenges than ever before. Earlier this year, Nursing Times held its annual summit at which the key issues affecting the profession were debated. Steve Ford reports on a special round-table meeting, held in April, to update this discussion

  • Mark Radcliffe

    The NHS has a moral duty not to waste its resourcesSubscription

    13 May, 2009 By Mark Radcliffe

    I always thought wanting to be a local councillor was just about the oddest decision anyone could make. Spending hours knocking on doors asking people what local issues they are most concerned about.

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