Out of Hours Triage: how do we use it effectively and appropriately?

The world in which we live is changing constantly at an alarming rate. Prior to working at NHS 24, I worked within the hospital setting within acute medicine; I had no insight into Out of Hours (OOH) care or how I accessed it. If I was unwell, I knew it would keep until I could […]

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Race, health and the Workforce Race Equality Standard

Race, health and the Workforce Race Equality Standard This week’s Blog is by Lena Abdu (@lenaabdu3), Lead for Improvement & Transformation Lead for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, First Community Health and Care. As Black History Month 2019 draws to a close, a time when we celebrate the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent […]

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Using knowledge translation strategies to improve the impact of research findings

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@alitwy) and Facebook (Alison Twycross) will know that earlier this month I attended the Specialist Knowledge Translation Training at Sick Kids, Toronto run by Melanie Barwick (@MelanieBarwick) on behalf of @KidsinPain. (See https://bit.ly/2Jbsi87 for additional details about the course.) The course is intended to develop knowledge and […]

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Non-medical prescribing: Are Nurses and Midwives ready to act as practice assessors?

Dr Andrea Hilton and Kirsty Fishburn, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull.           Over the past two decades, there has been continued growth in the number of nurses and midwives who can act as independent and supplementary prescribers. Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ‘extended’ and ‘supplementary’ nurse prescribing qualifications were […]

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Palliative Care – it’s My Care, My Right

Palliative Care: It’s My Care, My Right Our next Twitter Chat is on Wednesday 9th October at 8pm UKC. It is an opportunity for you to share innovations, experiences and evidence from your palliative care practice, using the hashtag #EBNJC. We are particularly interested in equality – what obstacles to accessing palliative care have you […]

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Health Inequalities, Poverty and Healthcare surrounding Kidney Care for Young People

This week’s Blog is written by: Christine H1, Gardner V2, Gardner J3  1Kidney Disease and Renal Support for Kids (KDARs), England UK @TheRPSG 2,3The Renal Patient Support Group (RPSG), England UK Introduction In reference to Our Children are Suffering (1st September 2019 – see: https://blogs.bmj.com/ebn/2019/09/01/our-children-are-suffering/), yes, it is crucial to highlight – we now live in […]

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Nursing: A Profession Without Borders

Catherine Best @CBest_23 Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Nursing University of Bradford Queen’s Nurse Chair Yorkshire and Humber Regional Board RCN Chair Communications Committee Sigma, Phi Mu (All England) Chapter Heather Henry @heatherhenry4 Queen’s Nurse Independent public health nurse and entrepreneur In July 2019 the Phi Mu (All-England) Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma) held […]

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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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