Nurses

The NHS Wars - Who Is To Blame?

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Zoe Norris

Mr Cameron and Mr Hunt - maybe it's time you took responsibility for this horrific mess. Turn to the NHS staff. Turn to the patients and relatives. Apologise, say you got it wrong and let's fix the most important thing this country has. You forget when the NHS is broken, it isn't just about headlines and careers, it's about lives. People are dying because of you. Time to stand up and face the music.

The Waugh Zone January 20, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday January 20, 2016… 1) DUBLIN DOWN ON MIGRATION It’s PMQs day again and David ...

Education and Ethics: Down's Syndrome Testing

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents
Hayley Goleniowska

I hold in my hand a press release from the UK Screening Committee with recommendations for the staged rolling out of the new Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests, or #NIPT. These tests look for a woman's 'risk' factor of having a baby with Down's syndrome, Patau syndrome or Edward's syndrome.

An Open Letter to All Healthcare Professionals

Naomi Barrow | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

I want to let you know, that we appreciate you. We are so thankful for you and for the tireless work you put in, day in, day out. By 'we', I don't just mean patients, but patient's families and friends too.

UK Government Failing Frontline NHS Workforce

Ronnie Cowan | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ronnie Cowan

The Scottish Government has made a commitment to maintain the NHS Bursary meaning that people who study in Scotland will not be affected by this cut as the change is based on your location of study. However we can't turn our back on NHS England and must lend them our support at this critical time.

The Nurses Who Made Me a Better Doctor

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Dr Zoe Norris

I am a doctor, trained for 10 years, highly qualified. But I wouldn't be half the doctor I am today without nurses. From my first days on the wards as a medical student, with no idea about the human body, nurses have helped me. To a few days ago when I didn't know which dressing was best to put on a leg wound, nurses have helped me. This is a small, unworthy tribute to all the hard working nurses in the NHS. It involves a lot of cups of tea...

Thief Steals Nurses' Xmas Presents From London Hospital

PA | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK

Christmas presents bought for nurses have been stolen from one of London's busiest hospitals.The Metropolitan Police appealed for information followin...

The Student Nurses Problem

Isabel Alcock | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel Alcock

As everyone saw in the recent budget George Osborne wants to cut costs in order to help the country pay off its debt. However one of his more interest...

Osborne's 'Devastating' Tax Changes Just Cost The NHS These Student Nurses

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Student nurses are to have their grants cut and will instead have to take out loans to pay for their tuition fees, George Osborne has revealed in his ...

Infection Prevention: A Contagious Issue

Rose Gallagher | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

You are probably unaware that last week was International Infection Prevention Week. Unlike Bonfire Night or Christmas - this is generally not one for...

Bliss Baby Report 2015: Hanging in the Balance

Louise Parry | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Louise Parry

Neonatal units aren't meeting the standards required of them. That is the underlying message of the new report from Bliss, the UK charity for sick and premature babies. The findings aren't unexpected. But they're still shocking.

The NHS Runs On Its People: Beat Them Down And You Will Have Nothing Left

Louise Ridley | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

Hunt is setting himself against the most essential element of our health organisation: its people. They are on the edge, and they deserve nothing but respect.

Woman Severely Burned As Baby Reunites With Nurse After 38 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Amanda Scarpinati was a baby, she was left severely burned after falling on to a steam vaporiser and being covered in boiling liquid. She was ...

Charity Calls For More Nurses As Breast Cancer Cases Soar

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer has risen almost a fifth in a decade but with no extra investment in nursing, a charity has said. ...

Why I'd Deter Anyone From Becoming a Nurse

Clare O'Neill | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Clare O'Neill

The NHS is a system we all take for granted and I cannot begin to express its worth, or the worth of its employees. However, when faced with the all challenges it has had, the NHS struggles to provide the help nurses deserve, much less adequately address and support staff with chronic health problems. Nurses struggle, and their health suffers.

Is a Seven-Day NHS Sustainable?

Ed Fletcher | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK
Ed Fletcher

What the health secretary's plans fail to realise is that there are bigger issues that need to be addressed, other than the contracts of consultants, to achieve an effective seven-day NHS.

Making Small Adjustments To Your Daily Routine Can Help Make A Big Difference To Your Health Overall

The Huffington Post UK | Jen Barton | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we're so busy with our everyday lives, we forget to look after ourselves, especially when it comes to managing our health. Taking charge ...

A Nursing Crisis

Beth Britton | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Beth Britton

When most people think about nurses, it's usually hospitals that spring to mind. Occasionally some people might identify with their local GP practice nurse or district nurse, but suffice to say that nursing is very much seen within the confines of the NHS. Yet what about social care?

Are Hybrid Care Worker-Nurses the Solution to Nurse Shortages in Care Homes?

Davina Ludlow | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Davina Ludlow

Care England's recent report into the state of social care should be a serious concern for us all. The report starkly highlights that an inability to ...

Plans To Deport More Than 3,000 Migrant Nurses Slammed As 'Completely Illogical'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

Plans to deport more than 3,000 immigrant nurses will waste millions of pounds, cause "utter chaos", and risk compromising patients safety, the Royal ...

The Parallel Universe Of NHS Politics

Dr Zoe Norris | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Zoe Norris

At the minute many NHS staff are compromising their own health so they can provide basic patient care. Your workforce is exhausted and demoralised, and being told to make £22billion of efficiency savings in a setting already pared to the bone. I see these staff as my patients. When the stress gets too much, they come to me. Usually exhausted, often in tears. I feel like shaking you Mr Cameron. You absolute hypocrite. How dare you?

Ridiculous' Nursing Union Is Already On The Wrong Side Of Jeremy Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics

The Health Secretary has attacked a nursing union for its “ridiculous” threats to strike over plans for a seven-day NHS. Jeremy Hunt accused th...

Why I Study Nursing

Kieran Uttley | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Uttley

Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.

Big Election Pledge From Labour

PA | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Labour will train an additional 10,000 nurses for the NHS if it wins the general election, Ed Miliband has announced. The boost in training places, in...

NHS - Can We Fix It?

Sue Dewey | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Sue Dewey

This spectrum of care that vacillates between the brilliant and the dreadful cannot be allowed to continue, it is not cost effective for starters! I hope the powers that be are coming up with a plan that will allow the NHS to do what it does best - primary care, emergency care and the very specialised life-saving stuff.