The past month have seen the subject of safe staffing levels very much in the limelight following a series of subtle and less subtle messages from NHS regulators.
I woke on Friday early enough to watch the ceremony to remember 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme, in which Britain suffered almost 60,000 casualties on the first day alone.
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The fact that black and minority ethnic nurses more likely to feel discriminated against in their workplace sadly comes as little surprise, but it is no less shocking.
Hospital nurses dashing about to the sound of buzzers, trying to balance caring for patients while desperately trying to find more staff for their wards has become a familiar tale in Wales.
I am writing this as the junior doctors’ strike is in full swing. I’ve been trying to get a firm grip on what I think about it all for months now – but have somehow struggled.
Last week I attended a conference for GPs in London. Not the most obvious event for the news editor of Nursing Times to attend, I admit. But there was a good reason.
It is rare for a report by government advisors to be quite so stinging as that published on nursing last week by the Migration Advisory Committee, widely known in policy circles as the “MAC”.
The announcement earlier this week of funding allocations for new maternity equipment reminded me that I planned to write something about the national maternity review, but never got round to it.
Today was very much an NHS themed day for the BBC. The lead story of the day on breakfast bulletins was an investigation revealing that the health service had thousands of vacancies for nurses and doctors.