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Working in the NHS as an immigrant nurse: a personal experience

The first impression of working as a foreign nurse in the NHS was the cultural diversity: I had not imagined that I would come across so many people from so many different ethnicities and...

Health inequalities in the north east of England and the COVID-19 pandemic: a student's reflection

Reflecting on my lived experiences as a student learning to become a nurse during the pandemic takes me back to last year as a first-year. At this time, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) made...

The importance of supernumerary status during a pandemic

‘Programme providers must ensure that students are supernumerary during all practice learning. Supernumerary means that the student will not, as part of their programme of preparation, be contracted...

What are nurses worth?

The Government announced in its March budget a reduction in NHS funding and no allocation for a pay increase for nurses. We then found that the Government's recommendation to the Pay Review Body was...

Parity of esteem: what we have learnt from working with the ‘other side’

‘When thinking about providing services that realise parity of esteem, there can be no ‘us and them’ only ‘us’ .

Faecal incontinence: a healthcare taboo

FI is the term used to describe the inability to control the bowels (ICS, 2015). Benezech et al (2016) defined FI as the involuntary loss of flatus (wind) and/or solid or liquid stool through the anal...

Virtual IPE: a brave new world of learning

Students are allocated to multidisciplinary breakout groups within which they can get to know each other, discuss the scenario and make a plan for assessment, treatment and management from each...

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