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Michelle Quested talks to Nursing Times about the difficulties of going back to nursing after losing the ability to walk
One heart helping othersSubscription
Minija Joseph innovates and advocates for change in cardiac theatre nursing
When your patient needs care but wants company, it can be difficult to find the right balance, as community nurse Sue McCreadie found when she nursed Cherry.
Health promotion is part of every nurse’s role but conversations are not always easy to start. Practice nurse and health promotion enthusiast, Jaqui Walker, explains how World Cancer Research Fund can help
We talk to Karen Jackson, standards and practice matron at Guy’s and St Thomas’, who has been a qualified nurse for 15 years.
While most people will be taking an extended break from work, nurses around the country will be delivering care to the one in four of the population with a long-term condition.
Emergency nursing is a fast, exciting, sometimes infuriating but most of all vibrant specialty.
‘We need more voices for practice nurses’Subscription
A passion for nursing has shaped the last three decades of Susan Nightingale’s life
'The time between cardiac arrest and defibrillation is critical - AEDs are such a simple solution'Subscription
Nursing student Jessica Ross is on a campaign to install defibrillators in remote locations
A career in cardiac nursing led Angela Graves to a new role supporting patients with heart failure
We talk to Michaela Nuttall, CVD coordinator for Public Health Bromley, partner at Smart Health Solutions and health director at HeartAge, who has been a nurse for 22 years.
60 seconds with...Sara Nelson, associate director at South London Cardiovascular and Stroke NetworkSubscription
We talk to Sara Nelson, associate director at South London Cardiovascular and Stroke Network, and nurse board member at Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group, who qualified 30 years ago.
'Always keep the patient at the centre of what you do when developing and delivering care'Subscription
We talk to Angela Tod, professor of health and social care research at the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University, who qualified in 1985.
The collapse and successful resuscitation of footballer Fabrice Muamba thrust out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) into the media spotlight.
We talk to Sonia Rangi Wijesundare, community diabetes specialist nurse at Central London Community Healthcare Trust, who qualified as a nurse in 2002.
We talk to Ruth Westerby, a senior lecturer in health and social care at the University of Wolverhampton, and clinical lead for cardiovascular disease and evidence-based healthcare at Education for Health who qualified in 1987.
'Patients’ and health workers’ voices should be heard and inform the way forward for the NHS' Subscription
We talk to Tara Bartley, an advanced nurse practitioner in the cardiothoracic department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and nursing representative for the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery for the UK and Ireland, who has been an NHS nurse for 30 years
Stress can have serious consequences. Be able to recognise the symptoms in yourself and your staff, says Carole Spiers.
'We had the resources to deal with anything'Subscription
Sharon Stewart, a military award winner, wonders why more nurses don’t join the Territorial Army.
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Jonny Briggs gave up a well-paid job in a bank to pursue his lifelong ambition of being a nurse.
'Professionally committed and satisfied nurses will deliver the ultimate standard of care'Subscription
We talk to Tina Donnelly, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, and a nurse for more than 30 years.
'Nurses should play a big role in society'Subscription
Nurses often feel they get more than enough exercise on the wards but that is not the case for orthopaedic nurse Mark Dabbs.
'The first day of placement is never easy'Subscription
Student nurse Claire Aubrey is feeling the strain of her first placement in a cardiology unit
Despite serious disadvantages in health and home life, Misty Blue Foster is promoting independence wherever she goes
Student takes a punt on amusing patientsSubscription
As a student I was once disciplined because I tried to involve patients in a sporting event.
Working with families who may have inherited cardiac conditions is hugely fulfilling for Melanie Doyle
'So what area of nursing do you work in?'Subscription
‘I’m a staff nurse for adult inherited metabolic disorders and not many nurses know what I do!’
Martin Bradley, chief nursing office for Northern Ireland, believes nurses and midwives should be involved in policy and commissioning
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.
Cynthia Bower believes impovements made to stroke services must be made with the patient in mind
Nursing has changed so much in the last few years.
My father died three weeks ago.
Nursing Times blogger Clare Aubrey considers how fear of their condition affects different patients and what they do to cope
Nurses need to be at the heart of commissioning if NHS reforms are to meet patient needsSubscription
As the white paper heralds a new era for healthcare commissioning, Malcolm Thomson urges all nurses to become involved in shaping future services
Forget healthy eating – order a double McStatinSubscription
We like a buy one get one free offer, don’t we? How many times have you bought a pack of four yoghurts knowing full well that all you need is four yoghurts only to pick up another four because they are free? We reason that someone may come round unexpectedly and want a yoghurt. “Cup of tea?” we ask. “Or maybe a yoghurt?”
Want to go large with your statins, sir?Subscription
The future of public health intervention will be more of a holding exercise than a pre-emptive strike if the view of some researchers at Imperial College London becomes the norm.
My little girl has learnt two valuable lessons this week. The first was discovering that oxo cubes are not chocolates. The second was concerning death.
Janelle York, lecturer and researcher in nursing, looks at using the Nintendo Wii as a form of for pulmonary rehabilitation.
Present at the first successful heart and lung transplant at Papworth Hospital 25 years ago, modern matron Celia Hyde reflects on how her career has developed with the service Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Men’s health is poor and the recession is likely to make it a great deal worse. Local services must be delivered in a male-friendly way to help address this, says Peter Baker
The vascular screening programme aims to improve public health but PCTs and GPs must ensure it does not widen the health inequality gap, warns Gladys Xavier
Cardiac rehabilitation programmes save lives. The research is out there to support the claim along with the testimony of the thousands of patients who have participated in and benefited from them.
I’m not a huge fan of Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot, so I was not watching ITV1 on Sunday 10 August.David Cameron was, though (allegedly), as were Chris Tarrant, Jeremy Kyle and other celebs.