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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: February 2014

Does ‘Bedpans and Bandages’ give nurses and student nurses the respect they deserve?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 24 Feb 2014

Last week ITV aired the first of its new series looking into the lives of student nurses. The producers say ‘Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages’ will offer “insight into what it takes to become a nurse in the 21st century”.

Is removing RCN indemnity insurance really a small change?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 17 Feb 2014

I was shocked last week by the RCN’s decision to remove indemnity insurance from most nurses.

Why won’t trusts pledge to support staff who raise concerns?

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 10 Feb 2014

A year on from publication of the Francis report, The Nuffield Trust has published a report on how NHS trusts have responded to Francis’ shocking findings and wide-ranging recommendations. So how much progress has been made?

Recognise night nursing as a specialty

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 3 Feb 2014

During the hours when most of us are asleep, in hospitals and care homes across the country, night nurses are striving to ensure the care and recovery of patients.