Ann Shuttleworth's stories
School nurses can support mental health and wellbeing – but only if we have enough of themSubscription
An article published online this week by Nursing Times reports on an initiative in East London to help school nurses and nursery nurses to detect and address mental health problems in children at an early stage, and to promote pupils’ emotional wellbeing and good mental health.
With its tendency to grab leaders’ attention to the extent that they can do little else, the workforce shortage is starting to feel like the nursing profession’s very own Brexit.
Have we forgotten that measles can be a killer?Subscription
Until the late 20th century measles was considered an almost inevitable disease of childhood – although adults are also susceptible.
In 2005, Nursing Times looked back at each decade of nursing in a special edition to celebrate its centenary. To mark the birth of the NHS this month, we are republishing the part of that special issue that focused on nursing in the 1940s.
I have read many distressing reports into care failings by NHS and independent sector providers over the years, but the report of the inquiry into the care provided at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1989 and 2000 still shocked me.
Despite the increasing complexity of nursing practice there is still a significant number of people who think nursing degrees are unnecessary.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Another story of a bullying culture among nurses in an NHS trust has emerged, just under five years since the Francis Report sent shockwaves across the country.
Hospitals are like foreign countries, where the familiar cultural norms don’t apply – or rather, that’s what they are like for patients. Where else would you disclose the most private information to strangers, or allow them to perform intimate – and often painful or unpleasant – procedures on you?
A 17-year-old at risk of suicide needs more than a strategy – she needs a place of safetySubscription
In the week the government announced a major mental health workforce plan, a distressing case brought into focus just how urgently action is needed.
Have you decided how to spend this year’s ‘pay rise’? Nurses working in the NHS are more likely to be working out what to cut back on after seven years of pay freezes or below-inflation pay rises.