Steve Ford's stories
Innovation is something we all like to promote, aspire to and be associated with – whatever sector we work in. And nowhere is this more true than in healthcare.
Wednesday night saw big celebrations for us here at Nursing Times, as we won two major awards at the annual ‘Oscars’ of the publishing industry.
Nursing Times has won two major awards at the annual “Oscars” of the media industry.
This week is Learning Disability Awareness Week 2019, which also culminates this year with nursing staff around the country celebrating 100 years of the specialty.
We may have to wait for money to fund the People Plan, but compassion doesn’t cost anythingSubscription
The importance of compassion is often emphasised in reports on healthcare and the NHS, but is difficult to pin down in terms of meaning in practical and measurable terms. Of course, the word usually crops up in relation to patient care and the compassion – or sometimes the lack of it – shown by staff.
Ever since devolution, the national health services in Wales and Scotland have looked progressively different to that in England, and probably Northern Ireland too.
Two nurses will be the only women listed on a new memorial to people who lost their lives while under British command during the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy.
News round-up: Catch-up on May's top nursing stories Subscription
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during May 2019? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
'The familiar themes at RCN congress show how little attention politicians pay to the profession'Subscription
This time last week I was in the bubble of the Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress. Counting back, I realised that it was my thirteenth consecutive year at the conference – how time flies.
Trusts across England will be offering an additional 5,000 plus placements this autumn, fulfilling a pledge made in the NHS long-term plan earlier this year, Nursing Times understands.
An undercover film recorded for the BBC Panorama programme has revealed vulnerable adults at a specialist hospital “being mocked, taunted and intimidated”.
I had intended to write a purely positive piece this week on about innovative work being done for patients with learning disabilities by nurses in Liverpool hospitals.
Improving the health and lives of people with learning disabilities will be the focus of a fringe event being hosted by Nursing Times and NHS England at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual congress.
Keep up with everything happening at the RCN Congress 2019. Journalists from Nursing Times will be reporting live from Liverpool throughout the conference
Westminster Abbey was filled with nurses on Wednesday for a special service to commemorate both the life of Florence Nightingale and to mark the centenary of the funeral of Edith Cavell.
Nursing in primary care doesn’t always get the attention it deserves, despite the huge importance of the work of practice nurses. From vaccination to managing long-term conditions, they are at the core of services that are crucial to so many patients.
A leading nursing academic is among 50 of the UK’s leading figures within health and biomedical science to have been made fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Nursing Times has been shortlisted this year in three categories for a major set of awards for the UK media industry, including for “brand of the year” for specialist magazine titles.
That health professionals are prepared to help others regardless of the situation leaves the rest of us in aweSubscription
When I opened my copy of Metro on my way to work on Tuesday morning, a picture of a smiling young woman holding a bunch of bright yellow sunflowers jumped out at me.
I was sitting at home on Friday evening easing into the May bank holiday weekend when I noticed something happening on Twitter that immediately grabbed my attention.