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Blog: Time to call in the specialists?Subscription
With palliative care for COPD patients often inadequate why, asks Janelle Yorke, aren't respiratory nurse specialists more involved?
It comes as no surprise that of the limited number of frontline nurses who responded to the NMC consultation on pre-registration training, over-two thirds opposed moving to an all-graduate profession.
A motivational system based on monetary incentives is encouraging GPs to extend practice nurses’ skills. Joy Milligan is uncomfortable with how her role has changed
Practice nurses deserve more paySubscription
Although practice nurses are taking on more consultations and responsibilities than ever before, their pay rises have been minimal while GPs’ profits have rocketed.
Health promotion and the war on obesity just became cooler than liquid nitrogen. Substitute the word ‘for’ with a number, and you have the new movement known as Change4Life.
The standard of oral care is a key indicator of the quality of care given, but more research and guidance on best practice is needed, says Clare Clarke
Julie Burgess on how being a chief executive uses similar skills to a ward sister’s.
Desperate times call for inventive measuresSubscription
Rosemary Cook explains why creativity and inventiveness must be encouraged to meet the profession’s challenges
With a patronising nod and a proverbial pat on the bottom, nurses are put firmly in their place by an angry GP from the internet. As far as Beyond the Bedpan is concerned, this just got personal.
Practice nurses Jenny Greenfield and Jetta Chita are trekking the Great Wall of China to raise money for breast cancer. In the first of a regular blog, they talk about getting fit for the challenge of a lifetime