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Jane Bates: When illness cuts into people’s hectic agendas, life must still go on

Constantly rearranging a medical appointment due to work and family commitments is causing...

Ian Hulatt: Online self-assessment of mental health problems could facilitate patients...

Self-diagnosis via the internet: democratisation of health or dangerous mistake?

Howard Catton: Nursing needs to think globally

Challenges facing the planet have major health implications, which require action not talk,...

Ebony Dunkley: Black blood donors urgently needed to help treat sickle cell disease

NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for 40,000 new black blood donors to help save the lives...

Ismalia de Sousa: Keep up to date with the huge improvements in stroke treatment

Thrombectomy can transform people’s recovery after stroke but access to treatment still...

#EndPJparalysis is about trusting nurses and valuing patients’ time

A global movement to get patients up, dressed and moving started with a conversation in a...

Jane Bates: When the humble safety pin held nursing together

The once ubiquitous safety pin is now never seen on ward, a victim of Health and Safety. Yet...

Wendy Preston: Look out for signs of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

More people die from IPF than are killed on the roads each year, but few nurses or doctors...

Crystal Oldman: District nurses hold key to easing winter hospital crunch

District nurses are experts in the co-ordination and delivery of complex care in people’s...

Jane Bates: Nursing attrition and the erosion of team spirit

With little time for clinical supervision, team meetings or teaching opportunities, problems...

David Taylor: Nurses at forefront of PrEP Impact trial

As the PrEP Impact trial gets under way, sexual health nurses will be at the forefront of...

Peter Carter: Department of Health must be more honest about NHS problems

The Department of Health’s failure to acknowledge the difficulties faced by the health...

Jane Bates: Risk being annoying – a bit of banter lifts the mood

Even if your comedy routine isn’t always appreciated, humour is still a great way of helping...

Janet Davies: Our duty to help students safely blossom

Providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and grow will ensure nursing...

Jane Ball: Don’t knock ‘obvious’ research on nurse staffing levels and outcomes – use...

The latest evidence on missed care and poor outcomes adds to the evidence on the value of...

Jane Bates: Agonising over putting patients before family

Maintaining a work-life balance in the face of serious staff shortages is proving tricky for...

Linsey Sheerin: Carrying out clinical skills with care and compassion

Building up the confidence to perform technical skills with care and compassion will lay the...

Viv Bennett: Vital role for nurses in healthy lifestyles campaign

Nurses have a vital role to play in promoting the latest healthy lifestyles campaign, which...

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