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Opinion, analysis and debate

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  • Bev Matthews and Chris Jones

    'We encourage others to consider returning to practice'Subscription

    The NHS is a challenging place to work but equally rewarding and energising. Return to practice gives an amazing opportunity to reconnect with our passion for the profession for those with a lapsed PIN. In this blog, Bev Matthews and Chris Jones share their experiences as student and tutor.

  • What can be done about the lack of men in nursing?

    'What can be done about the lack of men in nursing?'Subscription

    Nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career, but would benefit from including more men.

  • lynne gell

    'We need to be more innovative if we want to solve the nursing recruitment crisis'Subscription

    No one in the health sector could doubt after the latest set of official figures that nursing is facing an unprecedented recruitment challenge

  • Jane Cummings

    ‘I hope that we can inspire the next generation’Subscription

    I am often asked why I chose to be a nurse, what it’s really like and what I would say to someone thinking about taking up a career in nursing. For me it was very much a personal experience. As a teenager my Mum was in hospital quite a lot; I used to go and visit her and watch what the nurses did on the ward. 

  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Angie Scales

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of lead nurse for paediatric and neonatal donation and transplantation Angie Scales. 

  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Hannah Perry

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of practice development nurse in blood donation Hannah Perry. 

  • NHS Blood and Transplant

    Meet the NHS Blood and Transplant team: Anne Davidson

    NHS Blood and Transplant is a special health authority that provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This week, we’re looking at the work of the patient blood management practitioner team’s education lead  Anne Davidson. 

  • Ann Shuttleworth

    Could apprenticeships offer a way round the loss of the bursary?Subscription

    Despite the increasing complexity of nursing practice there is still a significant number of people who think nursing degrees are unnecessary. 

  • Jenni Middleton

    'Nurses are adaptable and able to change'Subscription

    I sat next to a nurse at dinner this week, and he told me that he was extremely positive about the profession. I haven’t heard that for a while, so I asked him why.

  • Helen Laverty_SNT

    ‘Strengthen your commitment to learning disability nursing’Subscription

    For the last 99 years the work of learning disability (LD) nurses has been largely hidden within the wider nursing family; much like the population that we serve. 

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