Category list : On The Pulse
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Last week I attended an event to discuss the challenges facing the social care sector and how best to raise awareness of them in the media.
See yourself in the new nursing media campaignSubscription
This week we published a research study on how student nurses see their professional identity. Previous evidence has shown that by the time students are ready to qualify many are still not confident in this identity.
Hidden among this week’s many headlines on the 70th birthday of the NHS was an important piece of nursing research that also deserves a fanfare.
I have read many distressing reports into care failings by NHS and independent sector providers over the years, but the report of the inquiry into the care provided at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1989 and 2000 still shocked me.
For nearly two decades patient safety experts have looked to the airline industry as a model for safety and reporting practices.
Relaxing immigration rules is a start, but more work is needed to address workforce shortagesSubscription
Government plans to relax immigration rules for non-EU skilled workers, allowing more nurses and doctors into the UK, have come as welcome news this week.
At the weekend I was sadly reminded of the terror attacks in London this time last year and in particular the striking image of one of the victims – nurse Kirsty Boden posing with some sunflowers.
Last weekend I watched the BBC programme The Big Question, which explored whether robots and artificial intelligence could do more harm than good.
We must move care into the community to improve how we deliver services for patients. How long and how often has that goal been proclaimed over the last 20 years or more?
What is it that is happening across half of the UK that the Royal College of Nursing thinks could be a major catalyst in helping to tackle nurse shortages in the other half?