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Last week’s revelations about the proposed scope of practice for nursing associates should put more pressure on the government to announce its intentions for the role – and fast.
I felt a little bit in shock at the end of Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference last week.
Fenella’s experience as both an in- and out-patient varied considerably depending on staffing levels and the number of regular staff employed
Do you remember when you were a kid and your mum ordered you to eat your dinner, and your default response was, “I don’t want my dinner, because it’s a potato with mince near it, and looks like an iceberg surrounded by a sewage leak.” And your mum would shout, “Eat your dinner!” Then you’d say, “I’m not eating it! Give it to the cat!” Then she’d point out you didn’t have a cat and you’d say, “I’m not surprised if you want to feed it this.”
The chief nursing officer for England last week spoke out about the removal of the student bursary, telling delegates attending the Health and Innovation Expo that the move puts us into “uncharted territory” – though I’d argue “massive gamble” is more accurate.
District nurses reduce unnecessary admissions and therefore stress on the hospital system.
When Sue McCreadie asked her patient’s GP to visit him urgently, she understood his family’s anger when her request went unfulfilled.
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Susan Hamer says nurses are being ‘sent into war with wooden bayonets’, but new technology could see them advance
Staff who are compassionate to each other are more compassionate to patients.
We talk to Anne McNicholas, nursing ambassador for Project Harar, who has worked as a nurse for more than 30 years