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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.
More nurses equals better careSubscription
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
Dame Christine Beasley, the Chief Nursing Officer for England, writes for Nursing Times on a time of excitement and opportunity for the nursing profession
Nola Ishmael on why BME nurses still face an uphill struggle to get to the top of the NHS career ladder
Why BME nurses lack opportunities in today’s NHSSubscription
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, reports UNISON’s Sarah Peters
How should HCAs be regulated?Subscription
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
The big issues in nursingSubscription
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
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.