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Preventing intravenous catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs)

In 2016-2017, there were an estimated 834 000 HCAIs in English hospitals alone, which was not only a figure close to treble that previously reported by the National Institute for Health and Care...

Migrant and refugee health

Damaging, unsubstantiated untruths concerning migration and health abound. These have become accepted as true and used to support policies of exclusion. Exploitation of public fears regarding...

Developing the next generation

Since the 1970s, the EU Directive has underpinned our education programme standards. The UK's departure from the EU presented the opportunity to set all the standards ourselves. We gathered initial...

Psychological and social needs of people with rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased prevalence of depression and anxiety (Matcham et al, 2013). The level of depression is similar to that experienced by people with diabetes,...

The role of advanced clinical practitioners in clinical research

Historically, the pioneers of the nursing profession were clear about their vision of advancing practice and empowering nurses to practise with autonomy, as they progress through their careers...

The registered nursing associate: an overview

The role of registered nursing associate was introduced in response to the Shape of Caring review (, to help build the capacity of the nursing workforce and support the...

Patients' experience of robotic-assisted surgery: a qualitative study

The aim of this study was to explore patient-reported experiences of RAS..

From clinical to corporate: opportunities for nurses away from the bedside

The work of the nurse is diverse and covers a range of sectors in which they can find employment. Nursing offers a variety of career opportunities within and outside of the NHS for roles relating to...

Asking the fundamental questions

Henrietta Hughes, the Patient Safety Commissioner, has shared her ideas on several patient safety matters (Hughes, 2023). These include the need to hear more of the views of patients at trust board...

It's important to take a step back and to see the whole picture

‘The importance of finding a balance and acknowledging both the positives and the negatives in my practice has become more and more evident over the past few months’ .

How to become a compassionate leader

‘The shortcut to getting to the other outcomes – the financial outcomes, the quality outcomes, the patient experience outcomes – is to consider the wellbeing of the workforce. You can go back one...

The impact of stoma management education on the self-care abilities of individuals with an intestinal stoma

Several studies have shown that following the creation of a stoma patients may experience stigmatisation; having a stoma will also affect people's perception of their body image and sexuality, and...

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