Lynne Pearce

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Prison nursing: opportunities, autonomy and known risks

Prisons can be dangerous places but the risks are known and are planned for. And with prison healthcare often nurse-led, there is a lot more to the role than people may realise, writes Lynne Pearce.

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Cementing a strategy for the future of the emergency care workforce

A new report recommends extra investment in advanced clinical practitioners to help address the significant pressures in emergency departments.

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Improving patient care through effective leadership 

A multidisciplinary programme is helping clinical and non-clinical staff develop the practical skills needed to become good leaders.

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Charity launches new programme to support nurses in times of hardship

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust's membership initiative is calling on organisations to help the thousands of nurses struggling to make ends meet.

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Making care homes great places to work and learn

After a successful pilot stage, the Teaching Care Home programme is recruiting more homes to challenge perceptions of the sector, develops its workforce and boost recruitment.

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Beyond empathy: when students 'develop' their patients' illness

Students who believe they have the same disease as their patients need support and mentoring to prevent this false perception from damaging their quality of life.

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Inspiring clinical leaders to facilitate culture change 

A new programme from the Foundation of Nursing Studies aims to support front-line staff in developing their leadership and facilitation skills to effect culture change

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Trailblazing trust: 'We think about race in everything we do'

East London NHS Foundation Trust's honest, committed approach to equality and diversity has opened up the trust's top jobs to BME staff. But success has thrown up some surprising challenges - and there is no room for complacency.

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Scholarship nurse the judge called a firecracker 

Nursing student Sabrina Ffrench won a community nursing award from the Cavell Nurses’ Trust in June. She talks to Lynne Pearce about the award and why students should make the most of their opportunities.

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BME nurse leaders: perceptions of what’s possible

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, black and minority ethnic staff are actively encouraged to apply for more senior roles, with one-to-one coaching from the trust’s chief nurse just one of the supportive measures on offer.

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We need to talk about dementia prevention

Including conversations about dementia in the NHS Health Check programme helps people aged 40 and over understand their risks of developing the condition, so they can alter their lifestyles accordingly.

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Talent and dedication: RCNi Nurse Awards student finalists hold key to nursing’s future

From tackling mental health issues in young people to supporting victims of modern slavery and improving the care of patients with Parkinson’s, this year’s RCNi Nurse Awards saw some outstanding projects from nursing students. Lynne Pearce meets the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award finalists.

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Fast track for nursing’s future leaders

Today’s nursing students are expected to develop their leadership skills from the start of training. Lynne Pearce looks at how a ground-breaking programme at the University of Leicester is preparing the leaders of the future.

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From Wimbledon to welly burn – variety and fun as a nurse volunteer at St John Ambulance

Nurses who volunteer with St John Ambulance provide care in a range of unique settings from sports events to flower shows.

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Bullet wounds and overnight queues: UK students’ eye-opening US exchange visits

Every year, nursing students from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen travel to the US on exchange programmes to learn about nursing practice and healthcare delivery in the US.

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Surgical robots create opportunities for theatre nurses

As well as transforming surgery, the introduction of robots at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has opened up new and exciting opportunities for the trust’s theatre nurses, writes Lynne Pearce.

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Mental health charity creates fast track into nursing

Mental health charity creates fast track into nursing

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Acute non-invasive ventilation

New guidance from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death on supporting patients following the use of non-invasive ventilation to treat conditions.