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Protecting whistleblowers

It is important to recognise and support whistleblowers in health care. They play a crucial role in promoting transparency, accountability and patient safety within the health and care sectors....

First and foremost, patient safety

‘Each registered nurse, midwife and health visitor shall act, at all times, in such a manner as to: safeguard and promote the interests of individual patients and clients; serve the interests of...

A positive influence on stoma care practice

The importance of nurse education cannot be underestimated in the current NHS climate. The declining numbers of senior, experienced nurses in the NHS leaves a deficit in the availability of role...

75 years of the NHS: together we can meet our lofty ideals

Sustainability - a buzzword that applies to so many aspects of our lives in 2023 – is also a key issue for the NHS. That the sustainability of the NHS is a significant concern has placed it high up...

Summer reflections and a personal tribute

A dynamic succession of conferences at home and abroad have set the scene for the year, leading the way for person-centred wound care. In April, the Society of Tissue Viability (SoTV) held its annual...

Vessel health and preservation: get it right first time

The 11th National Infusion and Vascular Access (NIVAS) conference, held last month in London, was designed with a focus on vessel health and preservation (VHP).

Futureproofing: the nurse as advocate in a world of change

This year's International Nurses Day featured a new Charter for Change, released by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). The Charter emphasises the need to ‘urgently address and improve support...

Raising awareness of cancer among healthcare students

One in two people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime (Cancer Research UK, 2018). With such high levels of prevalence, all nurses, regardless of specialty,...

Time to prioritise wellbeing

Reflecting on recent months, pressure points are being highlighted in so many sectors, not least healthcare, with ambulance staff, nurses and junior doctors striking. The challenges of engagement and...

Stand up for your patients

In 2019, I was completely overwhelmed when I received the BJN Vascular Access Nurse of the Year Award. Along with many other nurses in the field of vascular access, to be recognised for my work in...

Don't ignore the warning signs: take action on stress

“Look after yourselves so that you can look after your patients … and live as fulfilling life as you desire”.

Celebrating the cancer clinical nurse specialist

On 15 March we will see the second National Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) awareness day. Created by the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance, this day is now embedded into our working year.

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