How much are we promoting positive images of nursing?
A group of chief nurses I met with last week were discussing the challenges they face in the recruitment and retention of nursing staff, and the new roles entering the nursing family.
Getting end-of-life care rightSubscription
We only get one change to get it right when a patient is dying and this was illustrated a few weeks ago in Nursing Times by Lesley Goodburn, who described her experience when her husband Seth died just 33 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
You remember the government’s plan to increase the number of registered nurses? It was the really well thought-through one about removing the bursary to open the floodgates to all those people who wanted to pay for the privilege of becoming a registered nurse.
Pay nurses fairly before you lose them for goodSubscription
It is time to pay nurses a fair wage because the continuing cuts to their incomes is draining not just their personal finances, but ruining the NHS and undermining its ability to run a safe service.
In its Council meeting tomorrow the Nursing and Midwifery Council will debate whether it will accept the invitation to regulate the new nursing associate role.
Hunt needs to fix the NHS, not blame its staffSubscription
Jeremy Hunt has accused GPs of being part of the winter pressure problem, and insisted they open their doors for longer. But is that really the cause of the NHS’s troubles?
Patients matter most but staff matter tooSubscription
We all know that patients matter most but as Marie Manthey, one of the originators of primary nursing noted, “staff matter too”.
Every nurse deserves a New Year honourSubscription
Nearly 20 nurses and midwives made the New Year’s Honours list, and it is a sign of just how vital professions’ contributions are
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.