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Empowering the next generation of nurse leaders

The NHS is one of the most complex organisations to manage and lead. As a nurse and a senior manager in the NHS, I recognise the vital role that nurse leaders play in shaping the culture,...

RCN's new definition of nursing reflects changes in health care

Both definitions aim to describe the role and scope of nursing, but highlight different aspects of the profession.

Black History Month 2023: what is it like to be Black and British right now?

The treatment of a young Black female gymnast in Ireland who was ignored because she is Black has been receiving widespread circulation and comment in the media. It is 2023 and it has been described...

Making the invisible visible

In the UK, British Arabs often share similar cultures, language and identity despite being from different Arab countries. Many British Arabs reside in the bigger cities such as London and Birmingham...

Unconscious bias: gynaecological pain, the elephant in the womb!

‘Gynaecology, being predominantly focused on women's reproductive health, was sometimes considered less prestigious or less prioritised than other surgical fields’.

Establishing a guidance toolkit for assessment of proficiencies in students

Nursing students are required to achieve a range of proficiencies and competencies in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2018) standards.

NHS workforce strategy: navigating challenges and charting the future

The dedication of the NHS workforce was especially evident during the COVID-19 crisis. Yet, from 2008 to 2018, challenges such as insufficient funding, suboptimal planning, and fragmented...

Improving public health and reducing health inequalities for people with learning disabilities

Learning disability is a lifelong condition for which there is no cure. Although different for everyone, the causes and implications are similar. The foundations of a learning disability are laid when...

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...

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