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Simulation: let's get real

Embedding simulation into healthcare education has been a lengthy process and its success is based on much more than merely providing an effective learning space or identifying a champion to drive it...

Nursing applications in decline

A disconcerting trend within the UK's healthcare sector has recently emerged, marked by a noticeable decrease in applications to study nursing for the academic year 2023-2024. This data, recently...

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’.

Lessons from the pandemic: new approaches to learning clinical skills

University of East London faculty who were designing synchronous and asynchronous theoretical practice learning modules had to consider these modalities and how to combine them with face-to-face...

Rethinking recovery: rehabilitation and intra-abdominal pressure management to reduce the risk of parastomal hernia

Ostomates may be distressed by the visual appearance of the hernia, compounding the body image issues associated with having a stoma. The bulging also creates an uneven abdominal surface, making it...

A hidden challenge: exploring food refusal in prisons

The most important starting point for my project was to tackle misconceptions around food refusal. Although it can often be a form of protest, the staff I interviewed thought that it was sometimes...

Cancer care in the digital age: the UKONS conference 2022

The conference opened with a thought-provoking talk from Heather Monteverde, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in Northern Ireland and Professional Adviser in the Department of Health for...

When nurses break the rules in a patient's best interests

Nurses entering the nursing profession pledge to do everything in their capacity to ensure that the care they deliver is in the best interest of their patients. However, nurses inevitably encounter...

Developing a pre-course workbook for advanced practice students in the UK

In 2021, a small group of advanced practice educators from higher education institutions across the UK collectively identified the need for trainee advanced practitioner student support. The faculty...

Take up the challenge of nursing

‘If you find yourself lacking challenge, craving change, then it is important to take ownership of your career. You need to create your own opportunities – change doesn't happen on its own’.

A project providing free online education to Ukraine's medical students

The Crisis Rescue Foundation (CRF) was established in spring 2020 by Dr Sharon Raymond, an experienced GP, and finalist of the 2020 Daily Express/Amplifon Coronavirus Hero of the Year award. She was...

Nursing strikes: read between the picket lines

‘NHS providers are expected to support and deliver the NHS Long Term Plan, to invest in their workforce and support the wellbeing of staff, yet in practice this is hard to achieve with chronic...

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