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Should tiredness be a trigger for action?

‘In other industries the management of rest is closely monitored. The health sector, which should be setting safety standards for others, appears to be at odds with that approach’ .

Migrant and refugee health

Damaging, unsubstantiated untruths concerning migration and health abound. These have become accepted as true and used to support policies of exclusion. Exploitation of public fears regarding...

Developing the next generation

Since the 1970s, the EU Directive has underpinned our education programme standards. The UK's departure from the EU presented the opportunity to set all the standards ourselves. We gathered initial...

From clinical to corporate: opportunities for nurses away from the bedside

The work of the nurse is diverse and covers a range of sectors in which they can find employment. Nursing offers a variety of career opportunities within and outside of the NHS for roles relating to...

Asking the fundamental questions

Henrietta Hughes, the Patient Safety Commissioner, has shared her ideas on several patient safety matters (Hughes, 2023). These include the need to hear more of the views of patients at trust board...

It's important to take a step back and to see the whole picture

‘The importance of finding a balance and acknowledging both the positives and the negatives in my practice has become more and more evident over the past few months’ .

How to become a compassionate leader

‘The shortcut to getting to the other outcomes – the financial outcomes, the quality outcomes, the patient experience outcomes – is to consider the wellbeing of the workforce. You can go back one...

An ordinary death

Who decides what becomes an ‘ordinary’ death and how this is this enacted are key questions, as well as how a person ‘should’ die or what is called a ‘good’ death. Answers to these questions will...

The importance of keeping up to date with clinical guidelines and protocols

‘All these symptoms, according to NICE guidelines, should have immediately raised a red flag for sepsis (blood poisoning) in children under five. In the hospital's own Serious Incident Report, a...

Lifestyle medicine: a modern medical discipline full of optimism

Science is moving away from the determinism of genetics. In other words, away from the suggestion that our destiny is written exclusively in our DNA, that our health is unmodifiable and can be...

Men in nursing: smoke and mirrors

The disparity in the number of nurses in the UK who identify as men compared with women is acknowledged within the profession. However, research has focused on identifying that there is a gender...

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