A programme from the NHS Leadership Academy is enabling talented people from under-...
BME staff often find it hard to progress to senior grades in NHS organisations that remain, at the highest level, stubbornly white. Wellington Makala has broken through in a London trust that takes race equality seriously.
Sustainability and transformation plans hit the headlines in August, raising concerns that...
Meet the nurses who are now chief executives
No one argues with the Five Year Forward View’s plan to give mental health equal status with...
The first nationwide survey of patients' experience of sickle cell services has revelaed concerns about urgent care, a lack of information for health professionals and negative care experiences.
The RCN lobbied hard for nurses to have a place on clinical commissioning group boards but their impact is highly varied, reveals a new report
Trusts are trialling the use of barcoding to monitor the movement of blood products, implants and patients’ records – freeing up precious time for nurses
As the dust settles on the referendum result, Alison Moore looks at what leaving the EU will mean for the NHS and nurses working in the UK
Seeking to build a positive nursing environment at her trust, nursing director Carolyn Fox looked to the US for inspiration
Researchers say the nursing profession resists attempts to make it more accessible to women with young children to its own detriment
Work dissatisfaction can affect health, recruitment and retention
One older inpatient's experience of multiple pathology tests became a catalyst for change
Are you working for a transformational leader? The sort of person the NHS desperately needs who will enthuse and inspire all around them with 100 ideas a minute and boundless energy? Yes? Exhausting isn’t it?
NHS trusts have been struggling to recruit nurses, with the profession remaining on the Home Office’s ‘shortage occupation list’. Many trusts are now rushing to recruit from outside the European Union – including the Philippines and India. This article looks at the recruitment and induction processes at the Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust in Guildford.
Nurses outside the larger trusts may have worries about revalidation, such as who to have the reflective discussion with and how they will fulfil the CPD requirements. Evidence from the pilots suggests that these challenges can be overcome surprisingly easily.
As of April 1, all nurses and midwives will have to revalidate with the Nursing and Midwifery Council every three years to remain on the register. The largest of the UK revalidation pilots took place at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Wales. This article looks at how the pilot experience has equipped the board to predict nurses concerns and steer them through the revalidation process.