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The UK’s ageing population frames any debate about the future of the NHS. It is driving up...

So many people helped me achieve my OBE

Chief Executive of The Florence Nightingale Foundation, Elizabeth Robb, reflects on how it...

For victims of domestic violence the first step is the hardest

Everyone has the potential to be a victim of domestic violence

Sloppy service

Jane Bates despairs at NHS bureaucracy.

Hard to stomach

Small portions are the next big thing. According to a report from Cambridge University, if...

Workplace wisdom

I have been given some worrying information from a senior manager at my trust about a member...

Voices - Revalidation will increase focus on professionalism, says Janet Finch

I have spent many years working in higher education, and I know what an exciting time it is...

Uncomfortable truth

The ethnic diversity of the NHS workforce is testament to both the global reach of the NHS...

Voices - Advanced support roles require an advanced plan, says Janet Davies

The nursing profession is constantly evolving to meet patient and population need, with...

The Seacole legacy

To move forward in the future, you need to remember the past – where black nurses have come...

Walking tall

Jane Bates is staying in denial a little longer.

A rotten egg

Poor Dotty was listless. In fact, she had been so out of sorts that we were seriously...

Medicines management

My department’s patient group directions are out of date. Does this mean that we are unable...

Voices - Yvonne Coghill says we do not always appreciate what we have in the NHS

With the NHS we have the best healthcare service in the world. It is ‘free at the point of...

Support till the end

Having spent a number of years working as a district nursing sister, I remember the sheer...

A close call

Sometimes instinct takes over, says Jane Bates.

Age of reason

How old are you? Not the number of candles on your birthday cake; I’m talking about your...

Question Marc

I have been told that I have to attend a meeting with my manager next week about a complaint...

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