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Roald Dahl Nurses: making a difference and measuring it

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University on an evaluation project to demonstrate the value and impact of Roald Dahl Specialist Children’s Nurse posts. Project manager Candice Pellet gives us a progress report

Where the Long-Term Plan comes up short

There is nothing governments like more than a long-term plan for the NHS, there have been 13 in the last 18 years alone. The changing health landscape, funding pressures and the political class’s failure to build cross-party consensus around health, make the NHS catnip for tinkerers.

The start of the NHS V2.0?

There are some reasons for optimism that new Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to shift the NHS towards primary and community health in a new focus on preventative measures.

Nursing across borders

Nursing and midwifery is high on the World Health Organization's (WHO) agenda, writes Howard Catton

Just one piece of the puzzle

In a speech on 16 July at the King's Fund, health secretary Jeremy Hunt announced his intention to impose seven-day working on hospital consultants in September, should negotiations with the BMA fail.

2014: A year of growth

As we head towards the end of 2014, I have been reflecting on the year’s challenges and achievements.

More nurses should own their own practices

A question was put to the Independent Nurse team at the annual QNI conference at the end of September. It sounded like a simple enough question but it momentarily stumped us. 'Why don't more nurses open and run their own practices?'

Celebrating the best community nurses

On International Nurses' Day, 12 May 2014, the QNI held an awards ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. More than 220 people were in the audience to celebrate all that is good about community nursing, leadership, innovation and excellence in pro

To deliver, Miliband must support PNs

Primary care has been been the focus of national media attention, following the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband's pledge to ensure everyone has the right to an appointment at their surgery within 48hrs, and sooner for those in the most need.

Innovation and inspiration

I had the pleasure of attending the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester, on Monday 3 March (the week before this magazine went to presss) - it proved to be a valuable day for learning about initiatives in healthcare.

Wanted - a burning ambition for the NHS

I have been to many national events discussing why the NHS needs to change. Arguments revolve around the 'burning platform' of financial challenge, demographic pressure...

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