Nurses

5 Types Of EU Worker We May Never See Again Thanks To Brexit

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Read More: Brexit, Nurses, UK News

Millions of EU-born workers face months of uncertainty over their future as Brexit negotiations continue over crucial freedom of movement rules. Yet a...

Son Shares Poignant Facebook Post About Why You Should Never Judge His Mum's Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Misti Johnson is a hard-working nurse whose job is to save lives and care for people - she also happens to have a few tattoos. When she spoke to her s...

Midwife Reveals Period Leaked On Her Trousers After She Was Too Busy To Take A Break

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Breaks at work are essential - especially when you’re a female on your period and you need time to change your sanitary products. Unfortunately, th...

Four Nurses Explain The Grim Reality Of Working In An Understaffed Health Service

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK

Nurses have revealed the grim realities of working in a health service which is, for the first time in recent history, seeing more nurses leaving the ...

The Number Of Nurses And Midwives Leaving The Profession Has Soared

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK

The number of nurses and midwives leaving the profession has soared by 51% in just four years, new figures have revealed. Low pay and poor working con...

Is Brexit Really To Blame For The 96% Drop In EU Nurses Coming To Work In Our NHS?

Stephen Burke | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

Figures released last week by The Health Foundation painted a pretty bleak picture of the impact of Brexit on the NHS - they told us that EU nurses re...

Should Nurses Go On Strike?

Fran Springfield | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Politics
Fran Springfield

All I know, is that when nurses are protesting - I will join them. Both as a patient and a nurse.

A Summer Of Discontent

Janet Davies | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK
Janet Davies

safety. However it is those very concerns that are now taking our focus towards industrial action. The current conditions are driving people out of the profession and putting new people off joining - and patients simply won't get the care they deserve from a workforce that is short on numbers

Saving The World, One Patient At A Time

Janet Davies | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Janet Davies

Tales of superhuman strength, commitment and compassion have come in from far and wide. What we've found is that it's not the moments of great drama that people remember as much as the quiet moments of support, the kind words that help them to be brave.

A Day In The Life Of A NICU Nurse

Zoe George | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK
Zoe George

"Oh wow, what a lovely job cuddling babies all day", says a mum when I tell her that I am a NICU nurse. Well yes it is a great job. A privilege and a huge responsibility. But it's also an emotional roller coaster. Knowing the life of these delicate babies is often held in my hands.

The Government Must Act Now To Prevent Critical Nursing Shortages By 2020

Bryan Blears | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Bryan Blears

The reduction in NHS workers from abroad, coupled with the departure of EU workers and a dramatic reduction in British students taking up nursing and midwifery, may result in many more scenes of disastrous conditions in hospitals, with more patients being put at risk waiting on hospital corridors.

The Future Of The Nursing Profession Is At Risk From This Government

Justin Madders | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

The uncertainty created by Brexit means that the reliance in recent years on recruitment from the EU is no longer available to shore up the numbers. Our NHS staff cannot keep giving more at the same time that we are giving them less, the Government needs to reinstate bursaries and end pay restraint - we cannot afford not to.

The NHS 'Should Be Cherished'

Janet Davies | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Janet Davies

Since the Government announced the withdrawal of student funding for would-be nurses last year, we are already hearing of a 20% drop in applications for graduate nursing courses. And the 1% pay cap on salaries is not helping to encourage people into nursing and is making existing nurses reconsider whether they can even afford to continue. If the NHS wants to achieve a clean bill of health, we need to ensure there is adequate staffing, funding, resource and education. The health of the nation is at stake.

An Open Letter To This NHS

Gabrielle Taylor | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK
Gabrielle Taylor

To the NHS, I hope this finds you well. I know you've had some bad press of late so I just wanted to see you how you're feeling and let you know that despite your troubles, I'm still your number one fan.

You're 'Ordering' GPs Are You, Mrs May?

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Zoe Norris

I haven't blogged for a while. The reason will shock our esteemed Prime Minister. It's because I've been a bit busy - see Mrs May, I'm a GP. So waking up on Saturday to hear your briefing to the press suggesting that I am to blame for the current crisis in the NHS, and that you will 'order' me and all my colleagues to be open 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm, made me pick up my laptop.

Mothers And Babies Will Be Safer With New Midwifery Law

Julie Mellor | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Julie Mellor

Having a baby is an exciting, life-changing event and one that every mother wants to be a positive experience. Midwives play a vitally important role in this; they are the first port of call when you have a question and help you to make informed choices about your pregnancy and birth.

BBC Two's Hospital - The Uncomfortable Truth

Danny Horan | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Danny Horan

Once the production team started to research the series what they found was things we'd never seen before - the extent of cancelled ops, the failing targets, outsourcing of some procedures and 'health tourism'. But they also found extraordinary resilience, remarkably understanding patients and an ability to perform some of the best care and surgery in the world.

Student Nurses Will No Longer Need A Degree Under Jeremy Hunt's Latest Plans

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Student nurses will no longer have to complete a degree to enter the profession in a move aimed at helping those who can’t afford university. Under...

Why Universities Should Scrap Exams

Lucy Haire | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lucy Haire

Just thinking about students' health for a moment, especially student mental health, there is evidence even among school pupils that exams are a major source of anxiety which can lead to ill-health. This is another important reason for re-examining the role of exams.

Inspiring A Healthier Future

Helen Donovan | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Donovan

Public health nursing has its origins in the mid 1800's when the inequalities of the 19th century, and the ruinous health outcomes of the poorest in society, became increasingly apparent. Following the Boer War, in which the Government struggled to find enough young people who were fit enough to recruit as soldiers, infant welfare in particular fast became a priority.

Jeremy Hunt's Seven-Day Homeopathic NHS: Just The Tincture?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.

Grief-stricken Post-Brexit Snowflake Nonsense

Janice Atkinson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

I've had some wet, teary and quite frankly ludicrous outpouring of grief emails from the Remainiacs. Those who were more measured in their approach of course received a considered reply.

Brexit's Brutal Blow to the NHS

Rachel Clarke | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Rachel Clarke

Our underfunded NHS now faces potentially catastrophic financial consequences of Brexit. But the most immediate threat to the NHS is not financial but human: the risk that members of its most precious, most undervalued asset - its workforce - may now wonder what on earth they are doing here.

Caring Professions in London Need Priority Status for Police Checks

Sian Berry | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

There are not many better bits of news than being offered a job. But for 81,000 people offered jobs working with children and vulnerable people in London, that joy has been lessened as they wait for months for necessary police checks to take place before starting work.

Nurses Don't Just Pass Things to the Doctor

Selena Sandeluss | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selena Sandeluss

I will go for a drink with my nursing colleagues and talk about you and how sad it makes me, what you went through, how brave you were and how you inspired me. I will keep your story with me forever, joining my ever growing library of patients that I have cared for with cancer.