Opinion, analysis and debate
As far back as 2009 a Nursing Times survey revealed gaps in continence care training and education. At that time more than one-third of over 1,000 respondents said they had not received any education about caring for incontinent patients in their nurse training, and 53% had had no training after registration.
'Patients need properly trained nursing staff'Subscription
Ever since we broke the story on the nursing associate role, people have asked what Nursing Times’ position is on the issue.
On hearing that I’m a nurse, the usual response is “Oh! Which hospital do you work in?
I am a second-year adult nursing student who, like many others, was shocked and saddened by the news of the proposed NHS bursary cuts.
Is the NHS ready for non-UK trained nurses?Subscription
As a Portuguese-trained nurse with six years of experience in the NHS, Ismalia asks if all NHS trusts are aware and ready for the challenges they are likely to face with increased immigration
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Have you recently been on an education trip or attended a lunch time session that was sponsored by a commercial company? Did you declare it to your organisation?
It is not always acknowledged that the levels of acuity and dependency of people being cared for at home means district and community nursing teams work 24/7.
Who’s afraid of nursing associates?Subscription
I know that some people see it as a controversial move, but I’m glad to hear that the role of nursing associate is to be created in 2016.
The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book waiting to be written…
Your answers to The Big Question 2 December 2015