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We scour the twittersphere in order to bring you our top ten recent tweets. Did you make it in?
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Jonny Briggs gave up a well-paid job in a bank to pursue his lifelong ambition of being a nurse.
The Department of Health’s publication of An Outcomes Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) and Asthma in England last month is the culmination of several years’ persistent lobbying from health professionals and patient groups.
'I’m a bit sad to admit much of my inspiration and learning has been from doctors as opposed to nurses'Subscription
We talk to Gail South, respiratory nurse consultant and clinical lead at BreathingSpace, a nurse-led respiratory disease unit at Rotherham Foundation Trust. She has been a nurse for 32 years.
In helping people battle substance misuse, Paul Thompson has learnt it’s not just the patients who need educating
Working in Saudi Arabia gives nurses the chance for travel and tax-free salaries, and enables them to learn about a diverse range of cultures
In 2001, when the National Service Framework for Older People was published, I was working as a newly appointed consultant nurse for older people. I welcomed the NSF because it was a way of highlighting the importance of developing services and care for older people.
Nursing diagnosis: a valuable approach?Subscription
Nursing Times blogger Tony Barlow considers nursing diagnosis, drawing from his own medical experiences to consider his feelings toward the approach.
Give COPD patients the right to end of life careSubscription
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects the lives of 3.7 million people in the UK. It is predicted to be the third biggest cause of death by 2020, with around 30,000 people dying from the disease every year.