Opinion, analysis and debate
'Log on to social media to reach service users'Subscription
When we posted a story on nursingtimes.net about the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s guidance on social media usage, many net-savvy nurses suggested this was an invasion of their privacy and yet another stick to beat them with, while a few countered that it was just common sense in the light of recent abuses of social networking sites.
'The ‘Call for Action’ day provided a platform for senior clinical nurses to gather and discuss their daily issues'Subscription
Sally Roberts, assistant director of Nursing Quality and Safety at the NHS Walsall Primary Care Trust, tells us how her PCT recently ran a “Call for Action Day!” to help kick start a change in pressure ulcer management
Men apparently don’t do enough to look after their health. Why?
Measles and the MMR: where are we now?Subscription
‘The numbers of susceptible unvaccinated children are mounting and as they get older, it’s forgotten that they still need protection’
'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!’
Thriving, not maroonedSubscription
Heike Guilford, head of nursing for an independent hospital, believes myths about independent nursing need to be debunked
Community Psychiatric Nurse, Ken, talks nurses’ personal budgets, integrating health and social care and best practice
I like spring. I love the light and the slightly increased possibility that it may not be cold. Indeed as I’m writing this it is warm outside, the sky is blue and all the young people appear to have thrown away their socks and reached for the flip-flops.
Gillian Leng, deputy chief exec for NICE, believes that delivering efficiency is not something that can wait until tomorrow
Last week, I saw a TV advertisement about mental health. In it, a man passes a male colleague who has been off work with mental health problems.