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North Tyneside initiative to introduce a new nursing role in care homes

In North Tyneside, the recruitment and retention of nurses in care homes is challenging, with staff frequently moving between care providers. There is also a lack of career structure for nurses...

Obesity: the biggest public health challenge facing nursing this century

Research during the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the serious impact that obesity has on a person's physical and psychological health (PHE, 2020b; 2020c; Brown et al, 2021). It also plays a...

An obesity strategy to reduce COVID-19 morbidity and mortality

Rates of obesity in the western world have been steadily increasing since the 1980s. In the UK, as elsewhere, this rise is projected to continue (Agha and Agha, 2017). Obesity is now one of the...

The importance of understanding burnout: an oncology nurse perspective

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion resulting in increased mental distance and low personal satisfaction in work activities (Sabo, 2011; Maslach and Leiter, 2016; Dyrbye et...

A vision for an equitable future for the world

The rapid spread of COVID-19, having no cure readily available, and watching people fighting for their lives and all too many losing that fight, was quite terrifying. Nurses were not only concerned...

Connecting virtually during a pandemic: a lifeline for migrant nurses

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all healthcare workers, both physically and psychologically. Burnout, anxiety, fear of transmitting infection, feelings of incompatibility with the professional role...

Will the NHS ever get its complaints system right?

‘Some employers were referring nurses without any investigation at all, while half of initial enquiries to the NMC were rejected or required further work. She told The Independent this emphasis on...

Do not attempt resuscitation decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic

End-of-life care decisions have featured prominently in the popular and professional press in recent years. For example, readers will remember the demise of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), which had...

Patients need face-to-face care

‘You need to be able to see your patient, assess their physical fitness and analsyse their emotions, all of which is near impossible to do over the telephone’ .

Simulation and student learning: will NMC policy lead to lasting change?

Simulation in nursing programmes is as old as the development of nurse education itself. When Florence Nightingale launched the first modern educational programme for nursing students in 1860,...

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