Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and St George’s University of London, and Independent Nurse Consultant
It’s the photographs that hit you first. They’re everywhere. Hundreds of them. A toddler playing, oblivious of the camera. A mother and her young daughter, smiling. An elderly man stares out at you, a hint of a smile on his face. A series of family photos are printed on one sheet: a happy looking mum, her husband, their young children. The artist, Khadije Saye. A proud mother with her adult daughter. Carefree moments captured for posterity.
'Why would nurses vote for a government that removes student bursaries, cuts pay and pensions, closes services and reduces numbers?'Subscription
Here we are, just a few hours from our third national vote in two years (four in three if you’re in Scotland). And there are nurses asking, “What’s the point?”
As the UK prepares to take to the polling stations, NT’s politics blogger, Chris Hart, questions how the election results will reflect recent policies and events
Nurses will decide who wins the general electionSubscription
NT politics blogger, Chris Hart, explains how nurses could use their votes to bring about a coalition government and how this could influence the future of healthcare
In a fictional letter from a chief executive, NT politics blogger, Chris Hart, explores the issues surrounding management within the NHS and identifies areas where managers could improve care by going against the status quo.
A terrorist called Adrian. How very British. He was even born in Kent, the garden of England.
The war you don't realise you're fightingSubscription
In this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world in which we find ourselves, I keep thinking it can’t get worse. We’ve had Donald Trump fretting over the size of his inauguration crowd, comparing himself to Barak Obama – well, boys will be boys - then his obsession with size went into overdrive as millions of women took to the streets to protest his presidency.
In the fourth of a series of blogs about how contemporary events in politics are affecting nursing and the work nurses do, Chris Hart looks at how nurses need to develop new alliances in the face of a growing crisis.
'Nurses will pay for Theresa May’s mistakes'Subscription
'If we are edging closer to a US model of healthcare, no one is going to rescue nursing'Subscription
In the second of a series of blogs about how contemporary events in politics are affecting nursing and the work nurses do, Chris Hart reflects on the collapse of the Labour vote, the NHS crisis and the implications for nursing, with a few thoughts about the latest episode in the Donald Trump saga