Issue : May 2018
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Last weekend I watched the BBC programme The Big Question, which explored whether robots and artificial intelligence could do more harm than good.
Nurses around the world need a pay rise and better working conditions, with wages showing salary stagnation and a fall in purchasing power, according to a new report.
The care of older people used to be considered slower paced and clinically less challenging but – like everything in nursing – our perceptions have had to change with the profession and patient demand.
Falling numbers of asthma deaths, hospital admissions and prevalence have not changed regional and socio-economic variations in the condition, according to researchers.
Who are our heroes and villains for May 2018?Subscription
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When doctors and parents clash, social media storms are causing too much collateral damageSubscription
On 25 April, the chair and the chief executive of Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust, where Alfie Evans was cared for until his death, published an open letter explaining that the organisation, its staff and even its patients and visitors had been attacked, threatened, abused and intimidated.
A case study showing an example of how falsifying the recording of administering controlled drugs led to a nurse being the subject of a Nursing and Midwifery Council fitness to practise hearing
'What drives us to become nurses?'Subscription
As I sat across from my head of year some 30 years ago in my careers talk, I told her that I wanted to be a nurse. She said, “but have you thought about being something a bit more academic like a radiographer?”
People who take anti-depressants long-term are more likely to put on weight, according to UK researchers who say their findings should be factored into prescribing decisions and consultations.
'We need a strong leader now more than ever'Subscription
The news last week that the chief nursing officer for England role could be realigned to sit across both NHS Improvement and NHS England when Jane Cummings departs her role could weaken nursing’s voice further at a senior level.