Tackling nurse recruitment in Health and Justice Settings: Creating a Professional Identity

By Lisa Wraith, Bsc (Hons), Msc, RNA, Queen’s Nurse, Head of Healthcare HMP Lancaster Farms, Spectrum Community Health CIC  The COVID 19 pandemic has placed increased pressure on the nursing workforce globally and the United Kingdom (UK) workforce has insufficient staff to meet patient demand1. Nursing vacancies in the UK are estimated to be 50,000 […]

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ACT NOW TO SAVE FEET

My name is Jayne Robbie and I am a podiatrist (with a special interest in diabetes) working within a multi-professional hospital team treating people with foot complications associated with diabetes. My main aim is to reduce ulcerations and amputations which are the main cause of hospital admissions for diabetes in the UK. I have worked […]

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Questions about sex and gender: some thoughts on a way forward for the profession.

Dr Robin Ion @robmarki & Dr Elaine Maxwell @maxwele2 Talking about sex and gender Sex and gender are important factors in healthcare and for nurses (Ion et al 2021). Despite this, many have observed a recent reluctance to discuss them in a professional context, including in the academic journals. This is not the result of […]

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Professional nursing discussions essential to ensure safe, effective and non-discriminatory care.

Leanne Patrick RMN  Gender Based Violence Nurse Specialist @LeanneHPatrick I begin this blog with a sense of trepidation. It’s been just under two years since I co-authored a paper on academic freedom in nursing (The Culture Wars, nursing, and academic freedom – Darbyshire – 2020 – Journal of Advanced Nursing – Wiley Online Library) in […]

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The Solent Ripple Model: supporting our staff following incidents

  This week’s Blog is written by Pauline Jeffrey (@PaulineJeffrey5), Head of Quality and Safety at Solent NHS Trust and Gina Winter-Bates (@Winterbate1Gina), Associate Nurse Director Quality and Safety at Solent NHS Trust and a @FNightingaleF scholar. Background to developing the RIPPLE model Being involved in an incident or event at work could lead to […]

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Nurses caring for people in a social care setting

By Dr  Agnes Fanning  MA MSc BSc RN DN RNT, Queen’s Nurse, Queens Nursing Institute (QNI), and Dr Jane Wray, Senior Lecturer in Nursing (University of Hull), and Senior Clinical Nurse Advisor to the National Preceptorship Project Nurses working in social care settings have unique knowledge, skills and expertise1. They are delivering high quality, individualised […]

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The importance of retaining professional identity within multidisciplinary advanced clinical practice

This week’s Blog is written by Emma Innes (@emmainnes3), Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice and Matthew Harris (@mattdh86), Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology and Medicines Optimisation at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Midwifery and CPD at the University of Worcester (@UW_AdvPractice). Nurses continue to be the largest professional group embarking on the […]

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Is a lack of knowledge about Long-COVID a reason to dodge people’s needs?

Worldwide, the introduction of vaccines has led many governments to downgrade the severity and risks of COVID-19, but their enthusiasm to clutch at a ‘return to normal’ agenda has led them to neglect a serious health and economic concern – the impact of, and risks linked to Long-COVID. Long-COVID is a multi-system condition associated with […]

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