Universities and community education providers must work together to support newly qualified nurses, say Carmel Blackie and Julia Billington
Through my experience in community nursing I believe registered nurses in district nursing teams need further academic support and clinical development after being in community practice for one year
With appropriate funding, we should be able to train healthcare assistants to support district nursing services, says Neesha Oozageer
Giving our children and young people the best start in life is vital for individuals, families and, ultimately, society, says Viv Bennett
Crystal Oldman reflects on how community nurses can improve people’s health at every stage of life
Clear, consistent messages around safe sunlight exposure are a good starting point to ensure people get the vitamin D they need for strong bones
NHS hospital trusts have been busy preparing their annual quality accounts (QAs)
There is compelling evidence that diabetes specialist nurses help to improve clinical outcomes in people with diabetes
One morning recently, I attended my biennial mentorship update, led by a representative of the local university. By the afternoon, I was wondering whether to follow my wife’s lead and give up mentorship
The words that nurses and other health professionals use to describe where they work is an issue that urgently needs to be addressed
Most nurses provide a high level of care to most patients - but not all. It appears acceptable not to offer some groups of people compassionate care and for health services to discriminate against them.
Tremendous progress has been made in acute stroke care
There is a migration of services from the hospital into the community. The enhanced recovery programme and open-access cancer follow-up are just two initiatives that aim to relocate care
I qualified as a nurse more than 17 years ago and, as a result of that, I have seen three governments run the NHS, continuous changes and a whole host of health-service scandals that have ended in increased scrutiny and criticism by the media and by society.
In the past two years, I have had the fantastic opportunity of talking to many nurses, midwives and health visitors about information technology and how it can enable practice.
A nursing and midwifery career gives us incredible experiences and privileges.
Well planned and delivered end-of-life care is shaped by the patient’s life and personality.
People are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes as they age.
More than 20 organisations, including the Royal College of Nursing, recently signed a statement seeking to rectify misconceptions and inaccurate information about the Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients.
New figures have shown that bedwetting costs families an extra £716 per year. For a lot of families, an extra £700 could buy a holiday or two months’ worth of food shopping.