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Opinion, analysis and debate

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  • Community practitioner nurse prescribersSubscription

    3 August, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009 By Fiona Peniston-Bird

    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

    10 October, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009 By Susan Hughes

    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.

  • Primary care blog: Transforming community nursing in 2009Subscription

    10 January, 2009Updated: 4 March, 2009 By Lynn Young

    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

  • Primary care blog: Cancer, Jade Goody, and why district nursing must shineSubscription

    4 March, 2009Updated: 9 March, 2009 By Lynn Young

    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

  • Laura Serrant-Green

    Community nursing must shed its non-technical imageSubscription

    1 April, 2010

    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.

  • The continence nurse, the ward nurse and the district nurse: a carer’s view

    The continence nurse, the ward nurse and the district nurse: a carer’s viewSubscription

    2 May, 2010

    Dr Carolyn French expresses her positive and negative experiences with different nurses while caring for her ill partner

  • Trudi Walker

    'District nursing has shown me another side of nursing'Subscription

    21 July, 2010

    Student nurse Trudi Walker reflects on her last placement, based in the community with a district nursing team.

  • Why is the nearest I get to a lunch break three custard creams and some cold tea on the way to pick up the kids?

    'From the inside, nursing can look miserable and messy'Subscription

    23 July, 2010 By Mark Radcliffe

    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.

  • 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.

    Nurses need to speak the language of compassionSubscription

    19 September, 2010

    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 profession

    Nursing: a wonderfully social professionSubscription

    13 November, 2010 By Martin Jones

    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.

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