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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.
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The news last week that the chief nursing officer for England role could be realigned to sit across both NHS Improvement and NHS England when Jane Cummings departs her role could weaken nursing’s voice further at a senior level.
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Joan Pons Laplana, transformation nurse at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has his say on the recent pay rise proposals.
Despite taking a new role and an inevitable increase in responsibility, Beck Sherrington is still dedicated to working on the front line.
Recruiting the right nurses can be a tricky task, so Carly Huish and colleagues came up with a new way to do it.
Google “Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba” and you’ll find a raft of supportive opinions from the British Medical Journal, medic bloggers and fellow doctors who believe she’s a scapegoat.