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Newham University Hospital

‘Shocking and senseless attack’ on nursing staff member prompts review of security

Police enquiries continue following stabbing of woman in emergency department

District nursing and technology

District nurses: new survey aims to understand the challenges they face

Queen’s Nursing Institute also asks about career development and use of technology

Countess of Chester Hospital

Nurse bailed in investigation into infant deaths at Countess of Chester Hospital

Lead detective says case remains ‘active and ongoing’

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

UK nurse to lead global campaign to find future nursing leaders and policy influencers

Health Education England’s chief nurse will take charge of the Nightingale Challenge

Winchester Theatre Royal

HCA treated for serious burns after performing fire-eating act for charity

Fellow healthcare professionals rushed to her aid at the NHS’ Got Talent show in Winchester

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Nurse who taped agitated patient’s mouth shut gets a caution from the NMC

Regulator rules nurse still fit to practise, but caution stays on her record for four years

Evidence and Practice

Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements

Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements

How to provide effective support to enhance their skills, knowledge and self-confidence

Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Learn how ERAS can reduce post-operative complications and length of hospital stays

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

How to undertake oral medicines calculations

Understanding your role in reducing medication errors

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

Understand its causes and clinical manifestations, and how to care for patients

Caring for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings

Caring for people with mental health conditions in general clinical settings

Learn communication skills to improve care for this patient group

Developing effective nurse leadership skills

Developing effective nurse leadership skills

Understanding and learning these skills at all levels of seniority

Features

speeding care in a 20mph zone

How nurses can ease families’ anguish in the aftermath of a car crash

A critical care sister explains how a shocking family tragedy gave her unique nursing insight

Addicted to pain killers

Opioid misuse: breaking the prescription addiction cycle

Help patients understand how opioids are making their pain worse, not better

OPAT team

The nurse-led innovation that cuts costs and workload while improving patient outcomes

Video and simulation training in IV self-administration allows faster inpatient discharge

Jeane Freeman

‘We’re offering nurses the best deal in the UK’

Scotland’s health secretary is a former nurse who supports safe staffing legislation

Joseph Bell. Picture: Alamy

The man who inspired Sherlock Holmes also deduced the value of well-trained nurses

New research from QNIS shows Joseph Bell’s role as an advocate for the profession

Human rights artwork

Focusing on a patient’s human rights will help you resolve ethical dilemmas in practice

A human rights approach makes nursing care more person-centred

Opinion

Diversity illustration

Why the gloomy claims about BME representation at board level don’t add up

Don’t believe the assertion that diversity on NHS boards is declining, writes WRES director

Self-harm consultation

Leave judgement at the door when talking about self-harm

Like many harmful coping strategies, self-harm provides short-term relief

nurse appears stressed as needy hands surround her

NHS People Plan is refreshingly honest about the causes and extent of nurse burnout

The interim plan’s promise must now be backed up by funding and action

Students

PTSD illustration

How I learned it’s okay to ask for support after a traumatic event

Counselling helped one student realise she shouldn't ‘just carry on’ despite her anxiety

Individuals working together as a team

When your course schedule says ‘group work’ and you think ‘hard work’

Ways to cope with conflicting study styles and goals in collaborative learning

The plight of those with no place to call home

Charity work helped a student see the plight of homeless people with mental health issues

Careers

Jessica Davidson

Forensic nursing: why I love this complex and unpredictable job

Senior forensic nurse Jessica Davidson is helping develop postgraduate education in her field

Breakfast with the chief nurse

Breakfast with the chief nurse: breaking the ice with new and existing staff

How drop-in sessions offer a chance to hear concerns and resolve issues

Nadia Freri

I love how my job combines education and training with clinical practice

Clinical educator Nadia Freri wanted to go to the next level, but not as a nurse manager

Jobs