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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Is it time to rethink post-registration supervision, support and outduction in nursing?

By Jane Wray, @livinginhope, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Director of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull, UK. In 2020 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in the UK published their Principles for Preceptorship1 which provided guidance for preceptors, preceptees, employers, students, educators and regulators on how best to support those new to the […]

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Nursing whilst black during COVID-19

This week’s Blog is written by Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing. As Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, I represent 450,000 registered nurses, midwives, students and nursing support workers. The work we do has a direct impact on nursing staff working […]

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Eliminating Cervical Cancer – We Can All Play Our Part

By Catherine Best @CBest_23 Catherine Best is a registered nurse, Practice Educator at Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough North Yorkshire, UK and a Queen’s Nurse with the Queen’s Nursing Institute It’s embarrassing right? Hands up ‘Who likes going for smear tests?’. Not me, that’s for sure and probably not any of the women who attend […]

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Are we doing enough to support experienced internationally educated nurses (IENs) to transition successfully into work in the UK NHS?

Karen Mechen is employed as the Clinical Nurse Educator Team Manager at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with responsibility for training provision for internationally educated nurses (IENs). She has recently completed a research dissertation for an MSc in Health Studies (Hull University) which focused on the preparedness of migrating IENs to work in the […]

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‘Voluntary Childlessness’ what does it really mean?

In this week’s blog Clinical Academic Midwife Helen Janiszewski @Hejaniszewski explores the issue of ‘voluntary childlessness’ with Rachel Sawyer @bottomlineibd an IBD patient advocate, with 20 years’ experience of living with Crohn’s disease to explore how clinical practice can be better informed on this term. Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a chronic condition affecting the digestive […]

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The impact of Covid-19 on Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Blog written by: @HeathRim Heather Rimmer, Surgical Nurse Practitioner, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, hrimmer@nhs.net, MSc ACP Student, University of Worcester 2020, the International Year of the Nurse, really has been a year like no other. Ironically, thanks to the novel corona virus (Covid-19), which has been responsible for 1.08 million deaths to date (Shuman et al, […]

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Sustainable Healthcare Elective in Nursing: A futures-thinking approach

Maria T. Clark, Senior Lecturer in Safeguarding, PhD, FHEA, RNT, RGN, SCPHN-HVBirmingham City University, Twitter; @tigheclark E: maria.clark@bcu.ac.uk Jennie Aronsson, Lecturer in Adult Nursing,BSc (Hons), PgDip, RN, SCPHN (SN), RNT, FHEAPlymouth University, Twitter: @jennie_aronsson  E: jennie.aronsson@plymouth.ac.uk Hannah Ward, BNurs (Hons) BA (Hons), RN, Twitter @_Rainbow_Fish  University of Birmingham (Alumni) E: hannah.ward1@outlook.com Marsha Meade, BNurs, RN, […]

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