The chief nursing officer for England has stressed the need to share more positive stories on nursing to help tackle falling rates of applications to university training and to keep more staff in the profession.
Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust is supporting more flexible working for nurses, and will monitor and support those who are interested in working nights, whether permanently or in longer blocks. Allowing staff this flexibility will benefit patients and staff, says Jayne Tague
Individuals within the learning disability population are living longer, however, compared to the general population, life expectancy is considerably lower, explains Student NT editor, Rebecca Hammond.
The size of district nurses’ workload usually depends on the age profile of the patient population served by the GP practice that employs them. I was involved in a project that aimed to produce a tool that would facilitate a more even and fair distribution of district nurses.