It’s time to make your vote a vote about the NHSSubscription
Brexit might threaten to overshadow the NHS in the debates leading up to the hastily called general election on 8 June. But we must make sure that health is not ignored, because it is an opportunity to make your feelings about the way the government is running the health service known.
It seems hard to believe the NHS could be a racist organisation. After all, its workforce is highly diverse and the people who work in it care passionately about reflecting the culturally diverse communities they serve
Do you feel like you’re special? Liked you’re valued? Like the government is working hard to incentivise you to stay in the NHS?
How to reduce falls: essential readingSubscription
Last week we reported that pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis than white women in later life. This story caught my eye as I had just been to a meeting for people newly diagnosed with osteoporosis and so have bones that are brittle and fracture easily.
Why is no-one steering nursing off the rocks?Subscription
Could we do something now to stop the nursing workforce crisis, or are we going to continue watching numbers fall and stand idly by?
Two key documents were published for consultation last week, namely draft safe staffing guidance on NHS community teams and mental health providers.
It might seem that with the current staffing pressures facing the nursing profession, that the last thing anyone would have time for is thinking about clinical research.
When wards are busy, nurses have to cut corners. Persistent lack of staff and heavy workloads mean nurses have to make difficult decisions every day about what they do and don’t do.
Getting the “nursing voice” heard or, perhaps more importantly, listened to is a common refrain heard at conferences and in reports. But how often do words get turned into action?
How much are we promoting positive images of nursing?