Erin Dean

Primary Health Care

Revalidation offers nurses and midwives opportunities

By the beginning of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system will have completed their application and maintained their registration. By April 2019, every nurse and midwife in the UK will have gone through the system developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Learning Disability Practice

First wave of nurses apply for revalidation

By the beginning of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system will have completed their applications to maintain their registration. By April 2019, every nurse and midwife in the UK will have gone through the system, which was developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council

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Bank nursing: a flexible option

Joining the nurse bank can give you control over your hours, and open up opportunities to try working in a variety of settings

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Take a walk on the wild side

If a diploma in expedition and wilderness medicine appeals, then read on...

Emergency Nurse

Testing out new services to cut hospital attendances

Ensuring that people receive the right type of urgent care when they need it has been a difficult issue for the NHS, and the problem is growing as emergency departments (EDs) struggle to cope with rising demand for their services

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How to land that job

GIve yourself a head start by making personal contact with your potential future employer

Nursing Management

Vanguard sites look at new ways to deliver care

A major project to find new models of care for the NHS to cope with increasing demands and financial constraints has been under way now for a year. NHS England’s project to find innovative ways to deliver services began last March with the launch of 29 vanguard sites

Nursing Older People

Use of new technology to help patients receive care at home

Innovative technology is being piloted in the NHS to help older people receive more care at home and keep them out of hospital

Nursing Older People

Faster access means quicker discharge

Faster access to specialist care for frail, older patients at a Kent emergency department (ED) has cut the amount of time they spend in hospital. A specialist nurse and a geriatric consultant see patients as soon as possible after they arrive at the ED or the medical assessment unit at Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, which is part of Medway NHS Foundation Trust

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Life as an independent midwife

The risks involved in being a self-employed midwife outweigh the rewards, according to those who have taken the plunge

Emergency Nurse

Process for older people attending urgent care services streamlined

Faster access to specialist care for frail older patients at a Kent emergency department (ED) has cut how long they spend in hospital

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Make a CV work harder

Sell your self more effectively on paper through by following this simple guide

Homophobia
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Zero tolerance for unhealthy attitudes

A report published last year by Stonewall revealed the persistence of negative attitudes to LGBT people in health and social care services, with a significant problem existing between staff. Managers’ failure to support employees and challenge remarks, however subtle, are part of the problem.

LGBT Youth
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LGBT youth missing out on support

According to a Department of Health-funded study young LGBT people are at increased risk of self-harm and suicide. The Queer Futures project has also revealed that mental health professionals lack access to the training they need to support these young people.

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Shock therapies

Therapies administered by mental health nurses, aimed at ‘curing’ gay people of their sexual preference were still in common use in the UK in the 1960s and early 1970s. Some nurses tried to avoid participating in these practices, but many believed that they were helping their patients, as a new book reveals.

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Student life - The world is your oyster

A work placement in the city of Pittsburgh in the United States gave nursing student Deborah Cooper new insights into caring for people and living in poverty.

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Sun, fun and nursing

Your nursing qualification is a passport to working anywhere, so why not consider a move Down Under?

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Nurses face the fallout as junior doctors vote on unsocial hours pay

This week junior doctors in England are voting on whether to take industrial action over a planned contract that reduces their pay for working unsocial hours. Ballot papers sent by the British Medical Association proposing the first strike action for doctors since 2012 had to be returned by November 18.

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