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Issue : March 2018

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  • mark radcliffe

    ‘Normalised violence against staff reflects a cultural crisis’Subscription

    Opinion9 March, 2018

    Call me unpatriotic but I have always been confused by the word “Great” in Great Britain. Ironically it may be that I am just very British in my coyness when it comes to self-praise? Or it may be that it never really felt earned? I don’t think all the other countries got together and said, “you know who’s Great? Britain, that’s who. With it’s quaint red pillar-boxes and its willingness to tolerate Richard Branson. Let’s call her Great Britain from now on”. And even though Australia, ...

  • winter weather

    Exclusive: Was this winter really the worst yet for the NHS?Subscription

    News9 March, 2018

    The arrival of winter has become synonymous with missed waiting time targets, cancelled operations and efforts to redirect people away from accident and emergency departments. 

  • stressed nurse with patient

    How do I get through to patients? Subscription

    Features8 March, 2018

    “I’m a mental health student in my second year. So far I have been really pleased with how my training has been going, but there’s one area I am struggling to deal with so I was hoping I might be able to find out how other people deal with this. 

  • Jeremy hunt new website

    Hunt urges whistleblowing guardians to tackle ‘flawed’ NHS cultureSubscription

    News8 March, 2018

    The health secretary has told the new whistleblowing guardians their work is at the “heart” of a change needed in the NHS to tackle a “profoundly flawed” culture around raising concerns.

  • Royal College of Midwives

    Lanarkshire and Coventry named ‘midwifery services of year’Subscription

    News8 March, 2018

    Midwives and maternity support workers from Lanarkshire in Scotland and the East Midlands in England have been named as the “midwifery services the year” by the Royal College of Midwives.

  • nurse delivering bad news

    How am I supposed to deal with the anger? Subscription

    Features8 March, 2018

    This student nurse is feeling down about the way patients and familes treat her. Can you help her? 

  • NHS Improvement

    Nurse leaders appeal for enough CPD funds and pay rises to aid retentionSubscription

    News8 March, 2018

    The director of nursing at an NHS regulatory body and a nurse peer have stressed more funding for continuing professional development (CPD) is needed to help stop nurses from leaving their jobs – and also changes to nurse wage rises.

  • Snowdonia

    Nurse backs film aiming to boost empathy about heart failure VideoSubscription

    News8 March, 2018

    A film that equates climbing a mountain with common symptoms of heart failure provides a powerful reminder to clinicians of what it is like to live with the condition, according to a specialist nurse who supported those involved in the project.

  • UK

    Leading BME nurses appointed to spearhead new equality effortsSubscription

    News8 March, 2018

    A team of experienced nurses has been appointed to spearhead regional efforts to boost equality, diversity and inclusion in nursing across England.

  • Generic  hospital ward  beds

    Norovirus outbreaks cutting beds to ‘unsustainable levelsSubscription

    News8 March, 2018

    The number of beds lost due to suspected cases of norovirus over the winter reached the highest level for five years and is “unsustainable”, according to the Royal College of Nursing.