Achieving the research pillar: a research toolkit for Advanced Practitioners

In this blog, Dr Kerry Gaskin, Associate Professor of Nursing, discusses the development of an Advanced Practice Research Toolkit to enable AP teams and individuals to plan activity within the research pillar of their role. There is growing recognition that research active hospitals can save lives, enhance health care, and improve patient outcomes (Jonker & […]

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What’s hot and what’s new?: reflections from the American Thoracic Society Annual Conference (ATS), Washington, DC May 19-24 2023

In our new ‘What’s hot and what’s new?’ blog series for Evidence Based Nursing, we share reflections on the latest news, research and updates to clinical practice and guidelines from different areas of healthcare and topics.  This week, Dr Nicola Roberts (@DrNRoberts) from Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom shares her insights and reflections for nurses […]

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“Delivering our future workforce is ultimately dependent on a sustainable and high quality educator workforce to support education and training, both in practice and in academic settings” (Health Education England 2023, pg. 3)

By Dr Jane Wray, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Hull University, and Senior Clinical Nurse Advisor (National Preceptorship Programme) The ‘Educator Workforce Strategy1 was recently released in England has acknowledged the urgent need for workforce investment and capacity building across practice and academic settings. Health-care expectations continue to shift, new information technologies emerge, practice requirements continue […]

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Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP’s) in Maternity, part of the Modern Midwifery Workforce?

This week we hear from Jenna Waldram, a Midwife working predominately on Labour suite and triage in a busy tertiary hospital. Having previously worked in A&E as an HCA, Jenna often reflects on the Advanced Practitioners she knew and admired there and wondered why such a pathway didn’t seem as prominent in Midwifery. In this […]

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Our Nurses, Our Future: No more rhetoric, it’s time for action

This week’s blog is written by our Editor-in-Chief, Dr Alison Twycross (@alitwy), Honorary Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Birmingham (@UniBham_Nursing). The focus of International Nurses Day 2023 is Our Nurses, Our Future. At a time when the nursing workforce is under more pressure than ever before Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) are […]

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Jabali Men’s Network – shaping leadership with the global majority

This week’s blog is written by Alwin Puthenpurakal (@AlwinP13), a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University (@LSBU; @LSBU_HSC). Swahili is a widely spoken language. Over 200 million speakers across more than 14 countries (Lisanza, 2021). In 2021, the United Nations designated 7th of July as the World Kiswahili language day to celebrate Swahili as […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: the role of Nurses and other Health and Social Care Professionals in Vaccine Concerns

This week’s blog has been written by Dr Carol Gray Brunton, from Edinburgh Napier University, UK and highlights the vital role that nurses and health professionals play in addressing beliefs around vaccines. Vaccination is one of the most successful public health interventions in developing countries through the eradication of infectious diseases. Achieving high vaccination rates […]

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GloSTaRs – Supporting early career professionals to thrive, not just survive.

  This week’s blog comes from Charlotte Jakab-Hall, Senior Practice Development Nurse and Peer Support Guardian and Leonora King, Practice Development Nurse and Peer Support Guardian at Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   Blog summary Gloucestershire Staff Transition and Retention Support Network (GloSTaRs) was co-created by two early career nurses following their preceptorship programme in […]

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More action needed to reduce global maternal mortality

This week EBN’s Associate Editor Elizabeth Bailey summarises a recent report on global maternal mortality and considers drivers impacting progress in global maternal safety. In recent months, a report describing estimates of global maternity mortality rates was published jointly by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and UNDESA/Population Division [1]. The report entitled Trends in […]

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