Don’t forget those left behind: Support after Suicide

By Roberta Heale @robertaheale  @EBNursingBMJ World Suicide Prevention Day was on September 10th.  The focus was, importantly, on raising awareness about the prevalence of suicide across the globe and to continue the essential work about preventing these tragedies.  https://www.iasp.info/wspd2019/ The World Health Association estimates that 800,000 people per year die by suicide. https://bit.ly/2Vx4aAG  These are […]

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What I wish I knew before I started my nursing programme

Authors: Claire Carmichael, Birmingham City University, Adult Nursing Year 3, @C_Carmichael83 Julie Dorrian, Queen’s University Belfast, Adult Nursing Year 1, @juliedorrian2 Aneica Duffy, Queen’s University Belfast, Adult Nursing Year 1 , @AneicaD Natlie Elliott Glasgow Caledonian University, Adult, Year 1, @Natalie_StN Graeme Gentles, Abertay University, Mental Health, Year 3, @GraemeGentles78 Angharad Jones, University of South […]

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Our Children are Suffering

Dr Helen Noble, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery and Mr Ian Walsh, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast We live and work in a busy, often demanding world and face a number of challenges with potential to increase stress and impact our wellbeing. Among these challenges are […]

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Registered Nurse Retention – the Untapped Potential of Retaining Experienced Nurses

This week’s Blog is written by @NHSPauline. There are currently an estimated 40,000 nursing vacancies across the country (NHS 2019) and if these trends continue the NHS in England could reach a shortfall of 108,000 full time equivalent nurses by 2028/29 (Health Foundation et al 2019).  In addition to these significant nursing workforce shortages, the […]

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Using big data to improve the patient journey in cancer care

Dr Amanda Lee; Associate Dean (International), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull (Twitter @amandaleehull)           Over recent years, healthcare has been collecting a variety of ‘big data’ – sets of information on a variety of diseases, treatments, and outcomes. These are useful to inform research and clinical interventions, to provide […]

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Evidence based practice is in danger from litigation: the case of the American Pain Society

  Amelia Swift is a nurse lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a member of Council for the British Pain Society. The National Health Service constitution sets out the patient’s right to safe, effective and evidence-based care (1). Professional codes of conduct such as the Code (2) for nurses and midwives make it clear […]

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