Building connections through separation: challenges in neonatal nursing

This week World Prematurity Day (17th November) sought to raise awareness of the impact that premature birth has on professionals and babies. In recognition of the additional challenges that COVID-19 has brought, this year’s theme was ‘Zero Separation – Act now!’. In this week’s blog Taslima Choudhury, a neonatal intensive care nurse and Birmingham Women […]

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Enhancing individualised care of multiple birth families on NICU

This week’s blog comes from Courtney Chater who qualified as a children’s nurse in 2016, and worked for 16 months on PICU at Birmingham Children’s Hospital before moving to NICU at Birmingham Women’s Hospital in February 2018. Courtney has developed an interest in supporting multiple birth families and describes her approach to mobilising new learning […]

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A day in the life of a….Clinical Academic Research Nurse

In the second blog of our ‘day in the life of….’ series, Maria Drummond (@mdrumm88), a Clinical Studies Officer with ENRICH Scotland and PhD student in Nursing and Healthcare at University of Glasgow talks about her current role and her experiences of a clinical academic nurse pathway. (1) What is your job title and your […]

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A day in the life of…a Clinical Research Manager

Welcome to the first blog in our ‘day in the life of…’ series which aims to showcase different roles and career pathways within nursing. In our first blog, Ms Chloe Cowan, Clinical Research Manager for the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde gives some insight into her current role and offers […]

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Postpartum psychosis: beyond the baby blues and postpartum depression

  In this latest blog in our spotlight on maternal mental health Dr Amy Perry, Research Psychologist from the Mood Disorders Research Group, University of Worcester, provides an overview of postpartum psychosis. New mothers are vulnerable to mood disturbances within the first year of childbirth. In more severe cases, these episodes can negatively affect not only […]

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To the mum who needs to hear this right now and the professional ready to listen – there is always hope

As part of our series of blogs throughout May 2021 for maternal mental health awareness month, Leanne Howlett describes her experiences of perinatal mental health.   Before I had children I had a really naive understanding of mental illness and believed I was immune to it. Five years on I have learnt the hard way the […]

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‘Being’ person-centred: a reflection from a personal and professional experience

In this week’s Evidence Based Nursing Blog, Andrew Cassidy (@mrandycassidy) brings his own personal lived experiences and professional thoughts from his years working in the NHS and other sectors on what being person-centred looks like.  I’ve worked in the healthcare for nearly fifteen years, in the NHS, the third sector, and for a social enterprise. […]

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Having a rare disease is difficult- gaining access to good coordinated care shouldn’t be!

In this week’s blog – timed to mark Rare Disease Day 2021 on the 28th February – Ms Michelle Conway gives an insight into the challenging reality of living with a rare disease and implications for nursing practice and policy. The new UK Rare Diseases Framework was published on the 9th January 2021. It provides […]

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Resilience in nurses working in respiratory clinical areas during the COVID pandemic

In this week’s blog, Dr Nicola Roberts (@DrNRoberts) discusses some of the research that she and colleagues have been undertaking focussing on the resilience of nurses working in respiratory care during the COVID pandemic. Dr Nicola Roberts, is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK and her research looks at improving how […]

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