Opinion, analysis and debate
Community practitioner nurse prescribersSubscription
I hear that at the Non-Medical Prescribing leads meeting on 21st June, there was a discussion about an NHS Trust which is allowing its community practitioner nurse prescribers to prescribe oral antifungal medicines [miconazole and nystatin] ‘off-label’ to neonates.
Do you want to move into community nursing?Subscription
In the second in her series of career advice columns, Susan Hughes of the Health Learning and Skills Advice Line gives staff nurses advice on moving into community nursing.
Nursing Times blogger and RCN primary care guru Lynn Young on how Transforming Community Services will play out in 2009, and why we all need to pay attention to it
RCN primary care expert Lynn Young on the short and tragic life of cancer victim Jade Goody, and what district nursing can do for her
With the year 2009 came a major landmark in community nursing - district nursing celebrated 150 years as a recognised specialist area of nursing practice. As such, 2010 brings not only a new decade but also the ideal opportunity to reflect on and celebrate past achievements in community care while preparing for the challenges of the future.
Dr Carolyn French expresses her positive and negative experiences with different nurses while caring for her ill partner
Student nurse Trudi Walker reflects on her last placement, based in the community with a district nursing team.
We British like a grumble. And, let’s face it, there are times when we have things to grumble about. Football, for example. How rubbish were England in the World Cup? Watching Steven Gerrard wander about the place giving the ball to the opposition at every opportunity was a bit like watching Bambi trying to do a paper round on roller skates.
Nurses need to speak the language of compassionSubscription
It’s sometimes good for us to be reminded why we became nurses - especially when, like me, it’s been 30 years since I made that decision. I had one of those rewarding, life-affirming moments recently.
Nursing: a wonderfully social professionSubscription
Nursing Times blogger Martin Jones takes us through his thoughts as an old nursing injury gives him time alone to reflect on the sociality of his profession.