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Patient safety and clinical negligence: the importance of looking back

Lord Woolf 's Civil Justice Review, Access to Justice (Woolf, 1996), changed the face of civil litigation in England and Wales. The reforms brought about judicial case management. Judges became the...

A more international register means we need to support all our nurses

‘Turning off the taps to international recruitment is just not feasible nor desirable for the NHS. Our health services rely on overseas nurses, who on average stay longer with the NHS than their...

The staffing roundabout

It goes on and on and on, the roundabout, and there is nothing magic about it. Staff shortages, something that many nurses feel acutely every day, continue to spiral upwards.

The leadership role and development for the registered nursing associate

‘Leadership is considered a multifaceted process that inspires, influences and motivates individuals towards a common goal … a positive workplace culture that supports the delivery of effective,...

Putting patient wellbeing and confidence at the heart of the service

This was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide vital links with patients when they were unable to attend the outpatient clinic. Contributions from patients and the volunteers helped to...

Patient safety and the law: driving the development of a patient safety culture

This discussion raises the issue of what is primarily driving the development of an NHS patient safety culture and how these aims could be seen negatively by nurses, doctors and other stakeholders....

How far I've come: reflecting on my progress after 6 months in the role

‘I am definitely still travelling over road bumps from time to time, but they occur less frequently and are becoming easier to level out’.

Join the debate on advanced practice

Beech et al (2019) published findings from research undertaken at The Nuffield Trust, outlining several high-impact interventions. These, if put into action, could help improve the workforce crisis.

Our nurses, our future: International Nurses Day

Celebrating International Nurses Day on 12 May helps us to demonstrate the vital difference that nursing makes to people and their families locally, nationally and internationally. No matter the...

Learning the rules of the game: how health and social care students learn to learn

‘Including both the explicit and the tacit … what is said and what is left unsaid, what is represented and what is assumed, subtle cues, untold rules of thumb; most of which may never be articulated,...

As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS, many challenges remain

Happy International Nurses Day to all my colleagues across Scotland, the UK and, indeed, across the world. We are one community, regardless of which part of the world or in which specialty we work....

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