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International recruitment

The NHS has a long history of recruiting international staff to enhance its domestically educated workforce. In 2022-2023 the number of UK-educated joiners on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)...

Diversity in nursing: a life study

Within the various wards, there are often cliques, which are groups of staff...

Establishing a plan to improve pediatric patient comfort during PIV insertions and blood specimen collection: a quality improvement effort

We were able to meet the original project goal for both year 1 and year 2 (stretch goal). Actions that may have contributed to the shift in the fall of 2021 include the multiple education...

Best interests must be centred on the person's needs not those of the family

Nurses and others are given general authority under section 5 of the Mental Capacity Act to act in relation to a person's care and treatment where:.

Near-infrared technology for improved PIVC placement: a clinical technology implementation model

PIVC placement is the most common invasive procedure performed in acute care, with up to 90% of patients requiring intravenous therapy (Alexandrou et al, 2018; Jones, 2018; Marsh et al, 2021). PIVC...

Learning from incidents

Complications in clinical practice are not uncommon. For most patients, having a vascular access device or IV therapy will be the most invasive procedure they will experience during their hospital...

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Using a LOng peripheral intraVEnous catheter with retractable guidewire to optimize first-insertion success for patients with Difficult IntraVenous Access in the emergency department (LOVE-DIVA): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Establishing vascular access for DIVA patients is an ongoing challenge for ED clinicians. This RCT is the first trial investigating whether a novel GW-PVAD makes a difference in the first-insertion...

Effect of clinical engagement on value, standardisation, decision-making and savings in NHS product procurement

A multi-method qualitative case study design was used, including a survey (51 participants) and eight semi-structured interviews, which were conducted between September 2022 and February 2023. The...

Maximising your clinical placement experience

Preparation is crucial for ensuring a successful clinical placement experience. Before I start my placement, I make sure to take proactive steps to familiarise myself with the placement site and its...

Taking a reading on NHS patient safety: views from the ombudsman

In his Broken Trust report from June 2023, the PHSO reviewed the most serious NHS complaints received by his office where avoidable death has resulted. The review highlighted an implementation gap,...

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Improving patient safety through nurse education

Patient safety is central to the delivery of care and is, therefore, an essential component of the education of current and future health professionals.

The TTP specialist nurse: an advocate for patients and professionals

TTP specialist nurses play a unique and vital role in providing acute and long-term support to patients with this rare and life-threatening disease. They can offer personalised care to their patients...

A study of factors affecting pass rates of level 5 written assessments for undergraduate adult nursing students

To examine the current understanding of why academic grades can decrease when assessments remain unchanged, a review of the current literature was undertaken through a variety of databases and search...

Assessing the benefits of advanced clinical practice for key stakeholders

The discussion below is based on the findings of a mixed-methods systematic literature review (Table 1), using the STARLITE (sampling strategy, type of study, approaches, range of years, limits,...

The challenges facing the NHS in implementing Martha's Rule

The call for Martha's Rule arose out of the tragic death of 13-year-old Martha Mills, who died from sepsis in 2021 at King's College Hospital, London. There was a failure to recognise that she...

A student-centred approach: the mobile Outreach Skills Clinic for Assessment

In the past 3 years, the authors have developed and launched the Outreach Skills Clinic for Assessment (OSCA) at the University of Chester.

The importance of belongingness and friendships within the nursing community

‘When nurses have strong bonds with their peers, they are in a better position to advocate for each other ’ .

Fostering belongingness: strategies to enhance learner retention in NHS healthcare education

Effective clinical placements offer learners the chance to evolve their professional identity, while providing clinical areas with an opportunity to attract these individuals to their workforce. To...

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Nursing to bridge the gap: addressing healthcare inequalities in access to innovative treatments and diagnostic tools

Core20: The most deprived 20% of the national population identified by the national Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).

Fitness to practise: the latest guidance

‘You uphold the reputation of your profession at all times. You should display a personal commitment to the standards of practice and behaviour set out in the Code.’ .

Missed nursing care and stoma care: an Italian survey

A cross-sectional study was carried out with a quantitative approach. The measurement instrument was the Italian version of the MISSCARE survey, designed to measure missed nursing care (Kalisch and...

Exercise and physical activity after stoma surgery: EXPASS recommendations

The role of the specialist stoma care/colorectal nurse is to assess and provide both stoma and holistic care for any patient going through surgery resulting in the formation of a stoma. This includes...

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