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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.’ .

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...

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