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Practice nursing: the pitfalls and the potential

A survey by the Queen’s Nursing Institute has confirmed that practice nursing is facing...

‘A patient hurt me and got away with it’

A mental health nurse who was assaulted by a patient says she has been let down by managers...

With responsibility comes vulnerability

The Medical Defence Union warns that as nurses take on more responsibilities, they are more...

Spotting signs of dementia

Care home staff are well placed to notice if an older person living in the home may be...

More inspections for poor performers

The CQC is consulting on changes to its inspection model. The proposals would mean better...

Scholarship can help ideas flourish

Scholarships from the Florence Nightingale Foundation are providing nurses with the...

Where age is no bar to friendship

In an award winning project in Dundee, secondary school pupils pay weekly visits to a care...

A lifeline for cancer patients in Africa

In Rwanda, many people with cancer are diagnosed too late because of low awareness of the...

Time to sweep aside the tyranny of paperwork

A physiotherapist who has recently moved from outpatients to a ward-based role speaks out...

Tackling the impact of problem drinking

As the UK’s drinking culture exerts increasing pressure on the NHS, nurses in settings from...

Nurse-led general practice blazes a trail

The nurse-led Cuckoo Lane Surgery in London has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality...

At the vanguard of partnership working

The concluding part of our series on vanguards looks at how integrating services is...

The safety net with too many holes in it

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) were introduced in 2007 to protect the rights of...

Break down the barriers

North East London NHS Foundation Trust strives to attract black and minority ethnic staff...

Vanguards: support for care home staff

In the second article in our three-part series on vanguards, we look at care homes. Care...

Vanguards: the quest for joined-up care

Organisations in vanguard areas are developing new ways of working to improve and integrate...

Better care for men with genital trauma

Mental health nurse Pride Gaka-Chisoro’s award-winning research into soldiers’ experience of...

Amazing courage in the Calais ‘Jungle’

Staff nurse Holly Howe completed a six-week volunteer placement at the Calais migrant camp’s...

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