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No one in the health sector could doubt after the latest set of official figures that nursing is facing an unprecedented recruitment challenge
‘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 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 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 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.
Despite the increasing complexity of nursing practice there is still a significant number of people who think nursing degrees are unnecessary.
'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.
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.
‘Let’s axe the culture wars on nurse education’Subscription
Rachel Sylvester, The Times journalist, recently argued axing bursaries was an act of self-harm.
The peculiar term ‘cultural cringe’ describes an internalised inferiority complex that causes people to dismiss their own culture.
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.
In a world where technology is changing at an exceptional rate and the landscape of the health and social care system is constantly developing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council faces a great challenge in preparing nurses and midwives for practice in 2030 and beyond.
To introduce our new series of articles on nursing theories, Hazel Chapman explains the importance of filling the gap between nursing theory and nursing practice
Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that 5,170 extra undergraduate nurse placements will be created in 2018 is very welcome, if long overdue.
Every opportunity to succeedSubscription
Swansea university’s skills nurse tutor, Rebecca Dowle, on why it’s important to give international nurses the same opportunites as those from the UK.
The quality and safety of health and social care is heavily dependent on investment in the continuing education of existing staff.
No decision about us, without usSubscription
Many conferences which purport to tackle student mental health issues are more concerned with making money than helping those in higher education
Back in the mid-1980s a third-year student nurse was charged with showing me, a first-year student nurse, how to give a depot injection.
For over 40 years, Hilary Shoesmith dedicated her life to nursing. On 31 January, Ms Shoesmith passed away at the age of 58 and it is clear from the comments and memories shared with Nursing Times that her compassionate personality was adored by many, including loved ones, colleagues, students and patients.
Last year, after nine years of working as a staff nurse and deputy sister within acute medicine, I moved into teaching at a large university.