Christmas Greeting from EBN

On this Christmas Eve all at Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) wish you a happy festive period. Many nurses & health services will be providing essential care & support to people with health issues over the festive period, but we hope that many of you have a well-deserved break.

This year, as in previous years, the challenges facing nursing & healthcare have often dominated the news, typically focusing on the pressures of delivering care within global financial challenges, & reports of more nurses leaving than joining the profession. Within the UK this year also celebrated 70 years of the National Health Service, a national & very much treasured part of UK society. The Kings Fund have been undertaking some work to explore the complex relationship between the NHS and the public (, and what people have the right to expect from a tax paying institution, a debate that will resonate within many countries. While the NHS is a UK institution, the envy of many countries, many thousands of nurses across the globe make a difference to people’s lives every day in often volatile and challenging conditions. Our weekly blog is a testament to the passion & diverse interests of nurses across the globe, with our guest bloggers raising a range of issues relevant to contemporary nursing practice.

Our Twitter Chat continues to provide a forum to debate nursing and health issuesoften responding quickly to current policy & health directives. We are looking forward to restarting our Twitter Chats in January 2019, beginning with the important issue of involving patients in pre-registration health professional education. The chat will take place on Wednesday the 16thof January 8-9pm; for more information follow us at @EBNursingBMJ or search for the EBN hashtag #ebnjc.

Our EBN Opinion seriesis going from strength to strength, which summarises out Twitter chats, and can be found at

Our Research Made Simple seriescontinues to be popular offering a concise summary of key issues in research methods & their practical application;

Our latest articles focused on, Interpretive phenomenological analysis applied to healthcare research, & How to appraise qualitative research,

Finally, all that is left is to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.

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