Opinion, analysis and debate
Kate Martin has worked as an infection control nurse for over 10 years in hospitals. This is her first winter season in the community. Every year she reflects, but this year has been very different…
The familiar term ‘winter pressures’ is most often associated with hospital-based care, but they also impact on the community.
Stacey Shaw always knew she wanted to work with children so as soon as she qualified as a nurse, she requested a management placement in neonatal care and never looked backed.
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Catriona Briers was the first NHS nurse in Northern Ireland to undertake a blood transfusion in a patient’s home back in 1999. It’s something she is extremely proud of, and is fairly sure she is also one of the first in the UK to do this.
Two key documents were published for consultation last week, namely draft safe staffing guidance on NHS community teams and mental health providers.
Victoria Stevans sits down with Laura Maitra, a frailty nurse and recent winner of a Clinician of the Year Award, to get her take on community nursing and the importance of in-home care
Sitting down with Su Chantry, Victoria Stevans learns how occupational health nursing is integral to any workplace
What a year 2016 has been for nursing. We’ve seen the removal of the bursary, changing the way that education of student nurses is funded forever.
Earlier this year international physicists and philosophers gathered at the American Museum of Natural History in New York to debate the theory that life is in fact a computer simulation.
The last year has again been hugely challenging for the NHS and our colleagues in social care, with continued service and financial challenges compounded by the recent uncertainty caused by Brexit.
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