Universities and community education providers must work together to support newly qualified nurses, say Carmel Blackie and Julia Billington
Through my experience in community nursing I believe registered nurses in district nursing teams need further academic support and clinical development after being in community practice for one year
With appropriate funding, we should be able to train healthcare assistants to support district nursing services, says Neesha Oozageer
Giving our children and young people the best start in life is vital for individuals, families and, ultimately, society, says Viv Bennett
Crystal Oldman reflects on how community nurses can improve people’s health at every stage of life
Clear, consistent messages around safe sunlight exposure are a good starting point to ensure people get the vitamin D they need for strong bones
NHS hospital trusts have been busy preparing their annual quality accounts (QAs)
There is compelling evidence that diabetes specialist nurses help to improve clinical outcomes in people with diabetes
One morning recently, I attended my biennial mentorship update, led by a representative of the local university. By the afternoon, I was wondering whether to follow my wife’s lead and give up mentorship
The words that nurses and other health professionals use to describe where they work is an issue that urgently needs to be addressed
Most nurses provide a high level of care to most patients - but not all. It appears acceptable not to offer some groups of people compassionate care and for health services to discriminate against them.
Tremendous progress has been made in acute stroke care
There is a migration of services from the hospital into the community. The enhanced recovery programme and open-access cancer follow-up are just two initiatives that aim to relocate care
I qualified as a nurse more than 17 years ago and, as a result of that, I have seen three governments run the NHS, continuous changes and a whole host of health-service scandals that have ended in increased scrutiny and criticism by the media and by society
In the past two years, I have had the fantastic opportunity of talking to many nurses, midwives and health visitors about information technology and how it can enable practice.
A nursing and midwifery career gives us incredible experiences and privileges.
Well planned and delivered end-of-life care is shaped by the patient’s life and personality.
People are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes as they age.
More than 20 organisations, including the Royal College of Nursing, recently signed a statement seeking to rectify misconceptions and inaccurate information about the Liverpool Care Pathway for dying patients.
New figures have shown that bedwetting costs families an extra £716 per year. For a lot of families, an extra £700 could buy a holiday or two months’ worth of food shopping.
Kate Martin has worked as an infection control nurse for over 10 years in hospitals. This is her first winter season in the community. Every year she reflects, but this year has been very different…
The familiar term ‘winter pressures’ is most often associated with hospital-based care, but they also impact on the community.
Stacey Shaw always knew she wanted to work with children so as soon as she qualified as a nurse, she requested a management placement in neonatal care and never looked backed.
Catriona Briers was the first NHS nurse in Northern Ireland to undertake a blood transfusion in a patient’s home back in 1999. It’s something she is extremely proud of, and is fairly sure she is also one of the first in the UK to do this.
Two key documents were published for consultation last week, namely draft safe staffing guidance on NHS community teams and mental health providers.
Victoria Stevans sits down with Laura Maitra, a frailty nurse and recent winner of a Clinician of the Year Award, to get her take on community nursing and the importance of in-home care
Sitting down with Su Chantry, Victoria Stevans learns how occupational health nursing is integral to any workplace
What a year 2016 has been for nursing. We’ve seen the removal of the bursary, changing the way that education of student nurses is funded forever.
Earlier this year international physicists and philosophers gathered at the American Museum of Natural History in New York to debate the theory that life is in fact a computer simulation.
The last year has again been hugely challenging for the NHS and our colleagues in social care, with continued service and financial challenges compounded by the recent uncertainty caused by Brexit.
Last week’s revelations about the proposed scope of practice for nursing associates should put more pressure on the government to announce its intentions for the role – and fast.
I felt a little bit in shock at the end of Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference last week.
Fenella’s experience as both an in- and out-patient varied considerably depending on staffing levels and the number of regular staff employed
Do you remember when you were a kid and your mum ordered you to eat your dinner, and your default response was, “I don’t want my dinner, because it’s a potato with mince near it, and looks like an iceberg surrounded by a sewage leak.” And your mum would shout, “Eat your dinner!” Then you’d say, “I’m not eating it! Give it to the cat!” Then she’d point out you didn’t have a cat and you’d say, “I’m not surprised if you want to feed it this.”
The chief nursing officer for England last week spoke out about the removal of the student bursary, telling delegates attending the Health and Innovation Expo that the move puts us into “uncharted territory” – though I’d argue “massive gamble” is more accurate.
District nurses reduce unnecessary admissions and therefore stress on the hospital system.
When Sue McCreadie asked her patient’s GP to visit him urgently, she understood his family’s anger when her request went unfulfilled.
Susan Hamer says nurses are being ‘sent into war with wooden bayonets’, but new technology could see them advance
Staff who are compassionate to each other are more compassionate to patients.
We talk to Anne McNicholas, nursing ambassador for Project Harar, who has worked as a nurse for more than 30 years
The 2018/19 flu season is getting nearer. This article sums up what nurses in England need to know to help protect their patients, the wider community and themselves. It comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
People with severe mental illness also have reduced life expectancy and diminished physical health. A review of research highlights how general nurses can better support this patient group
Diabetic foot assessments are increasingly provided by practice nurses, yet a survey shows that nurses receive little training in how to do these assessments, whether before or after registration
In Rotherham, patients aged 55 and over can self-refer to a service that combines ear care and audiology. The initiative won the Care of Older People category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
A programme offering recent migrants screening for tuberculosis in primary care has helped identify people with latent infection, who can thus access treatment and avoid developing active disease
Sandra Hanson and Helen Ripper made a video that helps parents and GPs to treat childhood constipation in the community. Their initiative won the Continence Promotion and Care category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
How can nurses support people to change their lifestyles in order to reduce their risk of stroke? This article concludes our five-part series on stroke with practical guidance and useful resources on prevention
Part 4 of our five-part series on stroke explains current guidance and developments in the immediate assessment and management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attacks