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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.’ .

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...

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