Joan Pons Laplana, transformation nurse at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has his say on the recent pay rise proposals.
Despite taking a new role and an inevitable increase in responsibility, Beck Sherrington is still dedicated to working on the front line.
Recruiting the right nurses can be a tricky task, so Carly Huish and colleagues came up with a new way to do it.
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.
Unlike in many other European countries, responsibility for laundering uniforms in the UK has mainly been handed to nurses themselves. Gone are the days when at the end of your shift you could go to your locker, change out of your dirty uniform, put it into a laundry basket and then collect it crisp and neatly folded from the hospital laundry a few days later.
Professor Ann Marie Rafferty has her say on the importance of the health select committee report into nursing, and why it’s crucial in the fight to save the profession.
There are not enough nurses, the ones we have got are being demoralised because the NHS is not providing them with enough training, and many are working in dreadful conditions that means they cannot possibly provide care to the standard that is required and that they want to.
One of the things that Helen Christodoulides cares passionately about is the health and wellbeing of colleagues, not just nurses but that of any professional or member of staff working in the delivery of healthcare.
One of the seasonal messages I received, which was from the European Federation of Nurses Associations, really resonated: “Enjoy the break and accumulate new strength and enthusiasm for next year.”
Reflecting back on my years in the NHS, I believe there has never been a more important time to develop long-term opportunities for people to enter our workforce.
In April, the House of Commons health select committee stated: “The government’s plan for our post-Brexit future should both ensure that health and social care providers can retain and recruit the brightest and best from all parts of the globe, and that the value of the contribution of lower-paid health and social care workers is recognised.”
Who, in the UK health system, can honestly say that they have a clear understanding of the different job titles used in the nursing professions? Surely no more than a handful of people.
Asthma treatment guidance is essential - but only if it’s not contradictory, explains Natalie Harper, the respiratory advanced nurse practitioner at Dorset County Hospital.
Hospitals are like foreign countries, where the familiar cultural norms don’t apply – or rather, that’s what they are like for patients. Where else would you disclose the most private information to strangers, or allow them to perform intimate – and often painful or unpleasant – procedures on you?
Kate Upton reveals how her study into compassion fatigue shows an increasing need for health care organisations to support their employees.
In any line of work it is easy to feel demotivated when you are overstretched, over worked, undervalued and underpaid. Nursing really ticks all these boxes at the moment and I think a lot of us believe we are at an all-time low right now, explains Helen Smith.
On my student placement in the 1980s, the first thing I noticed was that everyone was up and dressed in day clothes first thing in the morning. My first impression was how different the ward looked compared to an acute medical ward, and how homely it felt.
Advanced nurse practitioners are having a moment. This week a milestone was reached: the first national training framework for all health and care professionals working at an advanced level was published.
My news editor Steve Ford commented to me last week that basically I am always angry whenever I write anything about nursing. And he’s probably right – but I’ve a lot to be angry about.
Hilary Garratt, director of nursing at NHS England, explains how nurses are crucial in helping to deliver the ‘NHS Five Year Forward View’.
How Allocate-Insight, focused improvement and leadership over 90 days can make changes that deliver immediate results and reduce unbudgeted spend by £32m per annum
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