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Ian Peate

Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing

The QNI: fostering excellence

The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI), established in 1887 during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, was originally named in her honour. Since its inception it has had a royal patron, although not always...

Inclusion health

Ensuring that services are inclusive and responsive is a key aspect of population health care, contributing to improved overall health of the public. This requires breaking down the barriers people...

General Medical Council reform

The government is to overhaul the legislative framework governing regulated health and care professionals in the UK. This presents a rare and important opportunity to implement comprehensive reforms...

International Nurses Day 2024

To all nurses worldwide, irrespective of geographical location, the field you specialise in or the patients you serve and support, 12 May 2024 is a momentous occasion. International Nurses Day...

RCN issues ‘warning’ over nursing associates

In a press release issued by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Welsh office in January 2024 (RCN, 2024a), the RCN Wales Director delivered a warning over the introduction of registered nursing...

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)...

Adult social care in England

In 1948, the welfare state was overhauled and councils were tasked with helping the most needy. Since then, social care has always been means tested with delivery left to town halls, the voluntary...

Demand for end-of-life care

When thinking about the end of life, many people would prefer to die at home. However, half of deaths occur in hospital. This is often due to a lack of in-home and community-based support. The...

Smoking: a call to action

The UK government has set an ambitious goal to make England smoke-free by 2030. This goal is to reduce the smoking rate to below 5% (Hopkinson, 2020). Scotland set a similar target for 2034 (Lewis,...

Women and homelessness

Homelessness is dangerous. The term is often associated with people who sleep rough; however, it can include anyone who does not have a home (Royal College of Nursing, 2023). Homeless people include...

Digital age nursing: the reality

At a time that has been defined by rapid technological advancements, nursing finds itself at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. The integration of digital technologies into health care brings...

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...

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