Learning Clinical Research Nursing During a Pandemic: reflections on the rapid development of an evidence-base for COVID-19

This week’s blog is written by Chris McParland (@chrismcpar), who is a PhD student at University of Glasgow and Clinical Research Nurse with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  In the blog, Chris talks about his recent experiences in moving to a full-time clinical research nurse role during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. I […]

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Domestic Violence and Abuse In the Time of COVID

Dr. Parveen A. Ali, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School, The University of Sheffield Domestic Violence and Abuse encompasses a range of abuse and violence occurring within a domestic context in any form including child abuse, elder abuse and intimate partner violence. It is important to understand how COVID19 has affected […]

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Being present in new ways: Nurses, technology and Covid-19

Dr David Barrett, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull; @barrett1972 Since the start of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on all areas of society – none more so than health and social care. Nurses and other professional groups have had to find innovative approaches to delivering care services in fast-changing conditions, during differing […]

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It’s time to speak up: sexual safety on inpatient mental health units

By Haley Jackson, Research and Clinical Effectiveness Nurse, Humber Teaching Foundation NHS Trust, Email: haley.jackson@nhs.net, Twitter: @haleyj102 In my recent evidence and practice article1 I explored current practices around sexual safety in mental health inpatient services and discussed a need for change. People admitted to or working in hospital or care settings should be provided […]

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All hands on deck? Clinical Educators supporting the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic

Vicky Williams is an Associate Director of Nursing for Education and Research at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. Her role has professional responsibility for education, research, professional and practice development, advanced clinical practice and non-medical prescribing. Her clinical experience is in care of the elderly, clinical education and advanced clinical practice roles. She […]

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Inequality of maternal morbidity in a global pandemic; a clear signal for urgent action

Data emerging from the last three months are highlighting that health inequalities prevail even in global pandemics. This appears to be as true regarding morbidity for pregnant women, as it is out-with a pandemic. Alongside the wider debates about COVID-19 and the observed disparity of impact by ethnicity, we should ensure maternal morbidity and mortality […]

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Authentic Leadership

Catherine Best (@CBest_23) is a public health nurse and an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Bradford, whose research focuses on health inequality.  She is a member of the Phi Mu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and organisation that works to develop nurse leaders to improve healthcare everywhere. Catherine has written for […]

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Summary of a twitter chat: Autism in healthcare: multiple perspectives.

  This was a fascinating insight into a number of different perspectives on autism in healthcare.  This chat follows on from the previous blog. One of the first tweets into the chat was about how easy it is for someone described by healthcare professionals as ‘somewhere on the spectrum’ fell between the gaps when transitioning […]

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Healthcare and the Arts: An Interdisciplinary collaboration – Summary of Twitter Chat

The fascinating twitter chat this week explored the relationships between healthcare, the arts and humanities. It was facilitated by Mr Ian Walsh, a surgeon and Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast @BigIanbo #ebnjc Very quickly the chat highlighted related arts and health research. One study brought creative writing, objects, archaeology into thinking about death, dying […]

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