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Rachel Downey


  • Nurses are leading the way in transforming NHS rolesSubscription

    7 October, 2008Updated: 24 March, 2009

    This week NT is running a special feature on how nurses are taking the initiative and transforming their roles ahead of the curve.

  • Nurses should not have to pay to park their car at workSubscription

    29 September, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009Comments (4)

    Thisweek NT launches its latest campaign – to end car parking charges for all nurses working in the NHS in every part of the UK.

  • Nurses must be protected to act in a public emergencySubscription

    22 September, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    NT’s exclusive survey this week reveals that three-quarters of nurses would be worried about the legal risks of intervening in a public emergency – and as many as 13% would therefore avoid doing so.

  • Bursaries are essential for an all-graduate professionSubscription

    18 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    It comes as no surprise that of the limited number of frontline nurses who responded to the NMC consultation on pre-registration training, over-two thirds opposed moving to an all-graduate profession.

  • If you want technology to work, involve those using itSubscription

    18 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    With any new technology – however much it may improve matters – comes risk. This is particularly true of healthcare because of the threat to patient safety should something not go as planned.

  • Leaders will prove vital in a quality-driven health serviceSubscription

    18 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Nurse managers have a leading role to play on delivering quality, patient-centred care. That is the message from speakers at the RCN’s Quality Improvement Network conference in London last week.

  • Nurses should help develop sex education, not provide itSubscription

    18 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The sexual health of the nation is in crisis: rates of sexually transmitted infection are rising, particularly amongst older people.

  • Survey highlights need for better workforce planningSubscription

    18 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Our exclusive survey this week is a stark reminder of the challenges facing the health service, with more than a quarter of nurses saying they want to quit within the next five years.

  • Chance to improve learning disability care must be takenSubscription

    6 August, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    A government-commissioned report has called for all nurses to be trained in caring for patients with learning disabilities.

  • New clinical research pathways are welcomeSubscription

    29 July, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The consultation on the most significant shake-up to nursing careers has backed the plan for new career pathways, but the detail is yet to be agreed.