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Failure to spot deteriorating patients is a growing problem. The first step to fixing this is admitting your skills may not be up to date - it is your duty to stay informed, says Dan Higgins
The potential that social media has to reach out to patients and the public is enormous, and healthcare professionals are just starting to act on this.
When one of my relatives had a stroke in 1994 and was admitted to hospital, she was cared for on a Nightingale ward.
In 2009, the Boorman report highlighted the importance of NHS staff health and wellbeing, not only for individual employees but also so they can delivery quality healthcare.
Frontline nurses are best placed to identify the changes that are needed to improve care, and their ideas must be encouraged to enable best practice, says Lord Darzi
I work with people with dementia and their loved ones, helping them access information on essential matters such as support services and living with dementia.
Focusing on bullying alone means many different kinds of negative behaviour in the workplace are tolerated and not dealt with, argues Rachael Pope
The importance of the “little” things in nursing, such as kindness and compassion, are often talked about but without the recognition that these are far from “little” things.
NICE is to extend drug funding for cancer patients, but what about those with non-malignant conditions, asks Robert Becker
The 17 week target will prevent patients from choosing when they have surgery. Staff should be able to use their clinical judgement to meet patients’ needs, says Linda Nazarko