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Practice team blog

Your practice editors Kathryn, Ann, Eileen and Fran talk about nursing in practice

All posts from: September 2013

ASDA has shown us how little progress has been made

Posted by Eileen ShepherdThu, 26 Sep 2013

This morning I heard a radio interviewer ask:

Care and compassion must begin at board level

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 23 Sep 2013

Governments around the world have been committed to ensuring their healthcare systems provide safe and high-quality care for over a decade (which begs the question, what were they committed to before?).

What one piece of advice would you give a new student nurse?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyFri, 13 Sep 2013

If you could just say one thing to a new student starting out what would it be? If you look back and remember your student days, what advice or information would have been helpful to have known as you started? Or if you are fully immersed in your course now as a second or third year nurse, I imagine you would have some ideas about what you would say to someone starting out if you had the opportunity.

Social media blurs the boundaries of our work and private life

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 9 Sep 2013

The NMC’s decision to suspend Allison Marie Hopton for comments she posted on Facebook will make sobering reading for some nurses. As one person commented on the story “I know of several people who are sailing close to the wind with this kind of thing even though my trust recently gave out written info about ...

Students who are committed and enthusiastic are always welcomed with open arms

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 2 Sep 2013

Last week, our online editor Nadine and I sat around a phone calling student nurse after student nurse. We had to find four new student editors for Student Nursing Times (one for each branch) and had decided to dedicate an entire day to phone interviews. That morning we each downed a strong coffee and braced ourselves for a very long day.