Issue : February 2018
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This student feels under-utilised on placement. Can you help her deal with the problem?
Nursing is set to be at the forefront of “revolutionary” changes in haemophilia care, but the profession still carries a burden of “guilt” from the contaminated blood scandal that saw hundreds of NHS patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to a leading specialist nurse.
We don’t have enough nurses. We’ve got it wrong. We need to correct that fast.
Google “Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba” and you’ll find a raft of supportive opinions from the British Medical Journal, medic bloggers and fellow doctors who believe she’s a scapegoat.
Patients were harmed and staff bullied and harassed at a community trust where managers were obsessed with achieving foundation status, according to a damning independent report.
A new £100m fund intended to “transform” the way health and social services are delivered by staff in Wales, via “new models of seamless care”, has been welcomed by the Royal College of Nursing.
Claire Read reports on a roundtable discussion about how technology can support community nurses.
Having social anxiety as a student nurseSubscription
Having suffered from social anxiety since she was a teenager, Phaedra Longhurst is here to reassure other students that the condition shouldn’t stop anyone from becoming a great nurse.
The head of the Royal College of Nursing has called on the profession to support nursing associates to go on to train as registered nurses, even if the government initiative is dropped in the future.
Involving parents in the care of premature babies in hospital not only improves their wellbeing but may also reduce conflict with staff and boost nurses’ job satisfaction, according to a new study.