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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.
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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.
Whether it be a debate on vocational nursing or the implementation of new roles, one thing is for certain, the nurse role as we know it is under scrutiny as a solution is sought to address the staffing crisis within nursing, says student nurse Justyn Novak.
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.
Claire Read reports on a roundtable discussion about how technology can support community nurses.
Unlike in many other European countries, responsibility for laundering uniforms in the UK has mainly been handed to nurses themselves. Gone are the days when at the end of your shift you could go to your locker, change out of your dirty uniform, put it into a laundry basket and then collect it crisp and neatly folded from the hospital laundry a few days later.
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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.
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.
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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.
Once again, I have just listened to a well thought out, intellectually advanced, clinically forward-thinking presentation by a nurse.