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A fundamental lack of understanding of the true value of nurses is leading to the creation of yet more “shiny new” initiatives at the expense of the profession, an influential nursing leader has warned.
There must be a “fundamental change” in the level of respect given to the Royal College of Nursing, its new chief executive has urged, claiming the current crisis facing the profession could have been avoided if its previous warnings had been heeded.
The global spotlight currently shining on the nursing profession offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to address some of the key issues threatening its future, according to the new chief executive of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
Trusts are being encouraged to develop new roles for nurses to help improve care for patients who undergo emergency laparotomies – among the most critically ill patients treated in hospital.
The US is in the midst of a major nursing shortage that has brought nurses into dispute with hospitals over safe staffing levels. Nicole Friedberg analyses the causes and latest developments.
What is the current state of learning disability nursing in the UK? How can the decline in learning disability nurse numbers be halted? Does learning disability nursing suffer from a lack of awareness of its role?
The new chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has vowed to inject more “humanity” into the regulator and ensure nurses facing disciplinary action are treated with “dignity and respect”.
Why are there fewer men in the nursing workforce? Should more be done to strive for a gender-balanced profession? What can be done to encourage men into nursing?
The new chief nursing officer for England has vowed to foster greater positivity about the profession and to promote a “contemporary” image of nurses and midwives by stamping out old stereotypes.
The meltdown of the Royal College of Nursing last year was “traumatising” but has opened the door for a “rebirth” of the organisation, its new president has told Nursing Times.
Senior nurses are not considering a career in academia because they will get better pay working for the NHS, according to a leading nursing professor.
Many UK healthcare professionals still “panic” when they come across a case of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a leading specialist midwife who has called for improvements to training and services.
Workforce remains one of the biggest challenges for the nursing profession to overcome, England’s outgoing chief nursing officer Professor Jane Cummings has told Nursing Times.
A student nurse has told how she is putting her new skills into practice in a voluntary role helping to keep young people at risk of violent crime safe.
A student nurse has told how support she received through an innovative leadership programme enabled her to achieve her dream of launching an online information platform for amputees.
Creating national standards for advanced nursing will put an end to the “devaluing” of staff and ensure their skills are recognised equally by all employers, those behind the work have told Nursing Times.
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“Nurses could be a voice to be reckoned with if we became more politically astute,” says Danielle Tiplady, who in the last three years has become one of the most influential nurses on the picket line and one of most prominent voices behind the campaign to shake up the Royal College of Nursing.
All NHS trusts should have a director of midwifery to avoid maternity services getting “lost” within nursing, according to the chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives.