More than a hundred student nurses have been told they will not receive any further loan instalments for their living costs this academic year, following an error by the company that distributes the money, it has been claimed.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust is supporting more flexible working for nurses, and will monitor and support those who are interested in working nights, whether permanently or in longer blocks. Allowing staff this flexibility will benefit patients and staff, says Jayne Tague
Criticism is one of the most helpful tools management have to aid their workforce if it is used in a constructive way. If it is not, it can ruin a person’s self-esteem and damage a team’s morale, explains student editor for adult nursing, Alisha Poole.
Winner: Nicky Hepden Berkshire West PCTWinner, in the inaugural year of this award, is Nicky Hepden (pictured). She helped set up – and now leads – the Baker Street Clinic, initially aimed at providing health services for people who were homeless and had difficulty accessing mainstream healthcare. The service has now expanded to include sex workers, hostel residents, those living in temporary accommodation and other ‘hard-to-reach clients’