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Nursing in NHS Blood and Transplant: an overview

NHSBT is an ‘arm's-length body’ to the NHS. It is classed as a ‘special health authority’ responsible for saving and improving lives by providing blood and supporting the provision of organs and...

The quest to improve the quality of hospital food for patients

One of my earliest memories as a student nurse in the late 1960s was helping to serve lunch to patients on an orthopaedic ward. The dinner trolley always arrived from the hospital kitchen at 12 noon....

Getting lost in the maze of NHS patient safety publications and initiatives

What is worrying is that when we look at patient safety policy developments and initiatives such as World Patient Safety Day the general public does not seem to know much about the problem. This is...

Fraud in the NHS

In its NHS fraud benchmarking report the audit provider RSM found fraud in the NHS increasing by 17% a year. Some 16% of fraudulent activity in 2016 concerned staff working while on sick leave with a...

How the Leading Change, Adding Value framework enables nursing, midwifery and care staff to transform practice

Three products were developed as part of the LCAV framework to support colleagues to lead transformational change:.

BJN Awards 2019: mental health nurse of the year—runner up

I was able to balance my two roles and found that close working with the university also helped to influence the type of postregistration course that the trust needed for its nurses. It seemed...

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