Top 15: The most popular articles in 2016

Title

Top 15: The most popular articles in 2016

Share this page

2016 was a year of challenges and triumphs for nurses. As the new year begins, we look back at the 15 most popular articles from the past 12 months

Nurse sacked after offering to pray for patients1. Nurse sacked after offering to pray for patients

A nurse who offered to pray for patients waiting for surgery has been sacked from her job for gross misconduct.

Read the article

More than 100 nurses’ jobs are now in the hands of Barnsley Council
Photo: Alamy

2. Nurses in Yorkshire offered stark choice over their NHS pension

Community nurses in South Yorkshire have been forced to take on different terms and conditions after their jobs were transferred to a local authority, say unions.

Read the article

Lea Ledesma was found guilty, following a trial at Southwark Crown Court
Photo: iStock

3. Nurse convicted of unlawful killing after giving patient wrong blood type

A nurse who gave a patient who later died the wrong type of blood has been convicted of unlawful killing by gross negligence.

Read the article

The NMC has a legal duty to eliminate discrimination based on race, gender, age and disability
Photo: Charles Milligan 

4. Too many BME nurses – and men – being referred to the NMC, report reveals

Disproportionate numbers of nurses from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds are referred to fitness to practise (FtP) proceedings, according to new data from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Read the article

5. Watch our animated guide to revalidation

We’ve created a short free video to explain everything you need to know about revalidation, and what you will need to do to ensure you are ready.

Read the article

The figures were revealed in the NMC’s newly-published annual equality and diversity report for 2015-16
Photo: Charles Milligan

6. Four out of five nurses struck off NMC register last year were over the age of 40, report reveals

Four out of five nurses struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register last year were over the age of 40.

Read the article


Photo: John Houlihan

7. Jeremy Hunt unveils details of nursing degree apprenticeships – and calls for regulation of nursing associate role

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has unveiled further details of the new nursing degree apprenticeships.

Read the article

Some students use manipulative or threatening behaviour in an attempt not to fail
Photo: John Behets

8. Mentors ‘manipulated, sometimes threatened’ by failing students

Placement mentors are being ‘manipulated’ and some even subjected to violent threats by nursing students, new research reveals.

Read the article

9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and management

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and management
Photo: iStock

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, despite being one of the most common causes of hospital admission, COPD has been a neglected respiratory condition. Nurses working in all care settings can make an important contribution to the care of patients with COPD.

Read the article

10. Nursing students’ experience of practice placements

Nursing students’ experience of practice placements

Clinical practice placements are an essential component of pre-registration nursing programmes. Integration into a new team in an unfamiliar setting, which has its own values, practices, culture and language, can be stressful for nursing students. This article presents and discusses students’ reflections on preparing for, entering and leaving practice placements.

Read the article

Mary Thompson (right) with the team who worked to curb the amount of rubbish on wards.11. Deadline looms for RCN mentorship scheme

A pioneering nurse whose recycling project saved £50,000 is urging others to put their ideas forward for a new mentorship scheme aimed at improving nursing practice.

Read the article

12. War on attrition: government tackles drop-out rates on nursing courses


Photo: iStock

High numbers of students dropping out of nursing courses have been a concern to the profession for decades. But efforts to reverse the trend are now underway, with the government instructing Health Education England (HEE) to reduce ‘avoidable’ drop-out rates by 50%.

Read the article

Successful claimants told the website they typically get more than £1,000 back, and one reclaimed £13,500
Photo: Alamy

13. Utter shambles' for NHS workers who overpaid tax while undergoing training

More than 16,000 NHS staff who took part in an NHS training scheme have applied for tax rebates worth thousands of pounds, but some are struggling to get their money back, an investigation has revealed.

Read the article

Septic shock
 Photo: Science Photo Library

14. Sepsis care: getting it right every time

Sepsis is a time critical condition, which can be life threatening. In the UK, there are an estimated 150,000 cases of sepsis per year, resulting in 44,000 deaths. This equates to more deaths from bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined according to the Sepsis Trust, 2016. In 2016 two key events have shaped sepsis care in the UK and worldwide.

Read the article

RCN Nurse of the Year 2016 Venetia Wynter-Blyth
Photo: Mark Hakansson

15. Winners and finalists of RCNi Nurse Awards 2016

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2016 RCNi Nurse Awards. Entries for the 2017 awards are now open.

Read the article