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Letter to the Editor

On behalf of NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Patient Blood Management Team, the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) UK Haemovigilance Scheme and the National Blood Transfusion Committee, I have...

Safety in nutrition nursing—a need to protect patients and professionals

The HSIB report undertook a detailed investigation focusing on NG tubes that are used to enterally feed patients and the two methods used for confirmation of NG tube tip position: pH testing and...

Adapting to online placements

‘The placement could be improved through better organisation and planning for students; however, staff are much more supportive of students now than a few months ago.’ .

A nurse-led tissue viability service in Malta

In 1994-1995 during my follow-on degree course, I worked for a few months as a community nurse in our capital city of Valletta. It was like a baptism of fire. I think 50% of my time was dealing with...

Developing multidisciplinary education programmes in Uganda

When I learnt that my grandmother was weak and was bedbound, I thought I ought to utilize my 18 years of knowledge and skills in pressure area care obtained from my studies here in the UK..

The future of placements

First and foremost, the placement system needs to redefine its primary purpose. Whether this is equitably allocating resources, improving pathways, driving efficiency, improving effectiveness or...

Reflections on a uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist training post

‘Our ultimate aim is to support our patients throughout their cancer pathway, acting as a patient advocate to ensure their needs are heard and met’ .

The rising costs of bullying

‘It is likely that many nurses have come into contact with bullying at some point in their careers, either as victims or as perpetrators.’ .

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