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Opinion, analysis and debate

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  • King's College London

    Nursing on the critical listSubscription

    29 January, 2018

    Professor Ann Marie Rafferty has her say on the importance of the health select committee report into nursing, and why it’s crucial in the fight to save the profession. 

  • Jenni Middleton

    'The nursing workforce must be expanded - at scale and pace'Subscription

    26 January, 2018 By Jenni Middleton

    There are not enough nurses, the ones we have got are being demoralised because the NHS is not providing them with enough training, and many are working in dreadful conditions that means they cannot possibly provide care to the standard that is required and that they want to.

  • Helen Christodoulides

    Nurses and doctors learning togetherSubscription

    25 January, 2018

    One of the things that Helen Christodoulides cares passionately about is the health and wellbeing of colleagues, not just nurses but that of any professional or member of staff working in the delivery of healthcare.

  • Naomi Chapman

    ‘Why do others dominate the top levels of our organisations?’Subscription

    11 January, 2018

    Once again, I have just listened to a well thought out, intellectually advanced, clinically forward-thinking presentation by a nurse.

  • NT Deputies 2016

    ‘We need to balance language testing and protecting the public’Subscription

    11 January, 2018

    In April, the House of Commons health select committee stated: “The government’s plan for our post-Brexit future should both ensure that health and social care providers can retain and recruit the brightest and best from all parts of the globe, and that the value of the contribution of lower-paid health and social care workers is recognised.”

  • Danny mortimer

    ‘Apprenticeships are a creative way to increase nurse numbers’Subscription

    11 January, 2018

    Reflecting back on my years in the NHS, I believe there has never been a more important time to develop long-term opportunities for people to enter our workforce.

  • janet davies

    ‘Nursing holds many solutions to the challenges the NHS faces’Subscription

    11 January, 2018

    One of the seasonal messages I received, which was from the European Federation of Nurses Associations, really resonated: “Enjoy the break and accumulate new strength and enthusiasm for next year.”

  • Anne-Claire Bouzanne

    Does your job title act as a barrier to patients?Subscription

    5 January, 2018 By Anne-Claire Bouzanne

    Who, in the UK health system, can honestly say that they have a clear understanding of the different job titles used in the nursing professions? Surely no more than a handful of people. 

  • natalie harper 2

    Current asthma guidance - where do we stand?Subscription

    3 January, 2018

    Asthma treatment guidance is essential - but only if it’s not contradictory, explains Natalie Harper, the respiratory advanced nurse practitioner at Dorset County Hospital. 

  • ann shuttleworth

    What’s in a name? A free and easy way to make your patients feel cared forSubscription

    28 December, 2017 By Ann Shuttleworth

    Hospitals are like foreign countries, where the familiar cultural norms don’t apply – or rather, that’s what they are like for patients. Where else would you disclose the most private information to strangers, or allow them to perform intimate – and often painful or unpleasant – procedures on you? 

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