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Workforce Development

Recruitment challenges in social care

‘… high levels of professional autonomy and responsibility. This supports confident and innovative practice together with strong clinical decision-making. The multi-faceted nature of their role means...

Building the future workforce through indirect supervision

Delivering health professional programmes in university settings is complex and...

Transitioning to primary care nursing

‘Over the past year I have learnt so many new skills, including ear care, smoking cessation support and cervical screening’.

Empowering the next generation of nurse leaders

The NHS is one of the most complex organisations to manage and lead. As a nurse and a senior manager in the NHS, I recognise the vital role that nurse leaders play in shaping the culture,...

Raising the profile of nurse leadership

With no formal career path into nurse leadership identified, ENDs shared the view that shadowing senior roles was one example of invaluable support, referencing role models who were crucial to...

Development of online cancer resources to support pre-registration nurses and allied health professionals

Following review of existing e-learning resources, a programme called Cancer Nursing Careers was identified on the HEE e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) platform. Cancer Nursing Careers consists of...

Your free revalidation toolkit

A free revalidation portfolio and CPD resource for nurses and midwives.

Workforce Development

Choosing a nursing path to follow

‘In Scotland there are some fantastic advances and commitments to nursing…to help attract, retain and develop the nurses we have and help them flourish’.

Taking action on discrimination

‘There was a constant repetition of placement areas for me and many of my cohort. The placement team seemed unable to ensure a broad and balanced experience for students and were unwilling to look...

Updating the standards should not mean moving the goalposts

‘There's a push to get as many nurses through as possible. I despair, the reason a [nurses' degree] programme is three [years] is because this is how we are regulated. The change in education that is...

Workforce Development

Delivering evidence-based care for the registered nursing associate

‘Evidence based practice is an approach to decision making in which the clinician uses the best evidence available, in consultation with the patient, to decide upon the option which suits the patient...

Futureproofing: the nurse as advocate in a world of change

This year's International Nurses Day featured a new Charter for Change, released by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). The Charter emphasises the need to ‘urgently address and improve support...

The leadership role and development for the registered nursing associate

‘Leadership is considered a multifaceted process that inspires, influences and motivates individuals towards a common goal … a positive workplace culture that supports the delivery of effective,...

How far I've come: reflecting on my progress after 6 months in the role

‘I am definitely still travelling over road bumps from time to time, but they occur less frequently and are becoming easier to level out’.

Join the debate on advanced practice

Beech et al (2019) published findings from research undertaken at The Nuffield Trust, outlining several high-impact interventions. These, if put into action, could help improve the workforce crisis.

Patients' experience of teleconsultations in the UK

A total of 12 425 articles were identified following the database search, of which 1226 were retained after the removal of duplicates and eligibility assessment. Following title and abstract...

As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS, many challenges remain

Happy International Nurses Day to all my colleagues across Scotland, the UK and, indeed, across the world. We are one community, regardless of which part of the world or in which specialty we work....

Implementation of a virtual student placement to improve the application of theory to practice

In April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a reduction in clinical placement capacity. This affected student learning opportunities, including reducing opportunities to apply theory to practice in...

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The digital future of nursing: making sense of taxonomies and key concepts

Digital health is rooted in electronic health (e-health) and the two concepts are often used interchangeably. In his early work, Eysenbach (2001) defined e-health as an:.

Supporting international recruits

Having recently joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in my new role, I am confident that all the discussions that are central to our professional agenda are happening at the Council table.

Regulation and the scope of practice of the RNA role

To enable RNAs to take on these more complex skills, they complete a 2-year foundation degree, which provides them with the underpinning evidence-based theory and opportunity to apply the theory to...

From coding to clinical nurse specialist: how a review of coding practice enabled hysteroscopy nurse development

This project was undertaken as a locally registered quality improvement project, and further ethical approval was not required.

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