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Listening, sharing and supporting each other

‘We all have different titles but essentially our aim – to promote the importance of nutrition – is key to us all’.

Why work matters

Work can have a positive impact on health. It brings with it not only financial stability, but also personal contentment; it provides social connections as well as opportunities for growth and...

Factitious disorder in IV therapy

It is essential to maintain a high level of suspicion while also approaching patients with empathy and understanding. Building a rapport with patients can help in effectively addressing and managing...

A drop in nursing applications

Applications to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for nursing courses in the UK are down (as are applications for midwifery programmes). Scotland has seen the biggest drop, even...

Black History Month

October signals another Black History Month. It brings with it an opportunity to celebrate the ongoing commitment that Black, Asian and other minority ethnic nurses, healthcare workers and students...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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