Christine Walker

Christine Walker
Nursing Children and Young People

The postcode lottery in health care lives on

How local authorities in England are making budget cuts

Waiting room
Nursing Children and Young People

Stretched to breaking point

A review of 17 regional neonatal transport services has shown that they are ‘understaffed, under-resourced and part time’, but that these problems are not related to the dedication of the nurses and doctors who work in them.

Nursing Children and Young People

Collaborating on asthma care

Too many children die from asthma attacks that could have been prevented if their condition had been managed more effectively. These deaths occur despite a plethora of national guidance on good practice.

Nursing Standard

As cost of living grows, a 1% rise won’t go far

A pay rise of no more than 1% is what nurses in England can expect in the coming year. This – coupled with fewer automatic incremental pay increases year on year under the national pay system Agenda for Change and more links to performance – is in the health department’s main evidence to the independent pay review body.

Nursing Standard

International Council of Nurses congress 2015, a personal retrospective

Christine Walker, editor of Nursing Children and Young People, looks back on the ICN's biennial conference in Seoul

Nursing Children and Young People

An expensive occupation

Anything that puts people into debt and deters them from training cannot be good. So it was alarming to hear chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the publicly funded bursary is to be scrapped, and that future nursing students will have to take out loans to cover tuition fees and living expenses.

RCNi

ICN president hopes the RCN will rejoin the organisation

President of the International Council of Nurses Judith Shamian has told RCNi she hopes that the RCN will renew its membership of her organisation after leaving in 2014

RCNi

ICN urges nurses to contribute to education in developing countries

The International Council of Nurses is appealing for donations to its new Florence Nightingale International Foundation Endowment Fund, which aims to support 500 girls through high school in developing countries

RCNi

Use of manikins for nurse training does not hamper hands-on care, study suggests

International Council of Nurses conference in Seoul hears how patient care skills are not compromised if learned through simulation

RCNi

Nurses must make their voices heard, says WHO director general

International Council of Nurses in Seoul hears call for more advanced nursing roles

RCNi

Stress is leading cause of work-related sick leave among nurses

Findings from a study of more than 4,000 nurses across nine counties reveals key work stresses and their effects on nurses' health.

RCNi

South Korean president praises nurses involved in MERS crisis

South Korean president Park Geun-hye praises nurses' role in caring for people who have contracted MERS as she opens the International Council of Nurses' conference in Seoul

RCNi

NICE decision to suspend work on safe staffing is a ‘backward step’

Nursing leaders have reacted with dismay to the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to shelve work on safe staffing guidance.

RCNi

Children's clinical nurse co-ordinator reduces need for junior doctors

A pilot that involved the introduction of a clinical nurse co-ordinator in one children's hospital reduced bleeps to junior doctors for assistance

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