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Ian Peate

Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing

Working in partnership

If the NHS is to aspire to a health and care service offering people personalised care, care that is tailored to the needs of every individual and care that works for everyone, then working with...

World AIDS Day 2023: 35 years on

Each year on 1 December, the world comes together to mark World AIDS Day. This event serves as a reminder of the global struggle to end HIV-related stigma, an opportunity to remember those who have...

This makes us sick

Our NHS, in its 75th year, the people who it serves and the people who serve in it, are not in good health. The unrelenting pressures on our NHS are seen as the main cause of a rise in staff illness....

Altered pathophysiology in common neurological conditions

Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting approximately 50 million people worldwide (Breijyeh and Karaman, 2020), making it the most common cause of dementia among older adults. The...

Why work matters

Work can have a positive impact on health. It brings with it not only financial stability, but also personal contentment; it provides social connections as well as opportunities for growth and...

A drop in nursing applications

Applications to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for nursing courses in the UK are down (as are applications for midwifery programmes). Scotland has seen the biggest drop, even...

Black History Month

October signals another Black History Month. It brings with it an opportunity to celebrate the ongoing commitment that Black, Asian and other minority ethnic nurses, healthcare workers and students...

Protecting whistleblowers

It is important to recognise and support whistleblowers in health care. They play a crucial role in promoting transparency, accountability and patient safety within the health and care sectors....

First and foremost, patient safety

‘Each registered nurse, midwife and health visitor shall act, at all times, in such a manner as to: safeguard and promote the interests of individual patients and clients; serve the interests of...

Delivering men's health

There is a need for nurses and other health and care professionals to develop a greater knowledge and awareness of the needs of men and boys so as to improve assessment and treatment. Men and boys...

The workforce plan

At long last there is a plan. Now that the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan has been published (NHS England, 2023), we must all be committed to making our NHS flourish again as we focus on the challenge...

Demand for end-of-life care

Despite many people expressing a preference to die at home, half of deaths occur in hospital. Often this is due to a lack of in-home and community-based support. The provision of palliative care to...

Windrush 75

There is much to celebrate over the next 2 months as the NHS reaches its 75th anniversary in July, and in June we mark another 75th anniversary, the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock with...

Parenthood and the NHS

Around 90% of registered nurses and midwives in England are women. Many will become mothers during their careers. How women combine work in the NHS with motherhood brings with it important...

The staffing roundabout

It goes on and on and on, the roundabout, and there is nothing magic about it. Staff shortages, something that many nurses feel acutely every day, continue to spiral upwards.

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