Money released by chancellor must go to those keeping teh NHS running, says Graham Scott
An RCN project that will provide formal credentials for advanced nursing skills is a positive step for the profession, says editor Graham Scott
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Like the idea or not – and professional opinion appears to be divided – nursing associates are coming. It was announced last week that about 1,000 students will be enrolled on courses next year, before starting work at a selection of test sites that are yet to be identified.
Bereavement affects each of us differently, and few of us can anticipate how we will react when we lose a loved one. We can also never be sure how those around us will be affected, especially younger children experiencing death for the first time. This week’s Nursing Standard features a nurse who has developed a service that offers holistic care in the aftermath of death and should serve as a blueprint for commissioners to follow.
A commitment to ensuring the right staff are in the right place at the right time appears at number nine on the list of ten commitments that underpin the new framework for nursing in England. Others include a pledge to improve education, training and professional development, and a drive to ramp up nursing research with a view to developing a stronger evidence-base for nursing care.
Being diagnosed with cancer is traumatic enough, but being told you will need major surgery as part of your treatment only serves to increase the sense of foreboding and trepidation. Venetia Wynter-Blyth responded by developing a programme that has proved so successful that her patients’ experience of care has been transformed, and last week she was named RCN Nurse of the Year.