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How to help nurses... and the economy

So here is a modest proposal from the back of an envelope at IN: a £2000 one-off bonus for every NHS worker. It would be politically popular, boost morale, and be relatively simple to administer. Also, given that it would go largely to low-paid workers, the money would be spent and help jump start the economy

QNI consults on further practice resources

Last year it was recognised by the QNI that there were a growing number of nurses new to primary care or community settings who were seeking additional support for their period of induction into their new roles.

Giving primary care readers the best

IN is evolving to strengthen its ability to provide you with engaging, inspiring and practical information that will support you in your day-to-day practice and career development.

Different skills, common values

In September 2013 the QNI released a resource for nurses starting a first post with a district nursing team: Transition to Community Nursing Practice.

HEE supports community nurses

Welcome to the first issue of 2014. The new year is traditionally a time for reflection on the past twelve months, implementing new ideas and a positive approach to the year ahead.

Extra training year may deter applicants

In the government's initial response to the Francis report into care failings in Mid Staffordshire, it has been made clear all applicants to nursing programmes will need to prove they are compassionate and caring by working as a nursing assistant for a ye

We cannot afford not to regulate HCAs

Following the Francis report into care failings in Mid Staffordshire, there is debate within nursing about the regulation of healthcare assistants (HCAs).

Nurse First supports future health leaders

The Nurse First programme is busy recruiting its second cohort of nurses and allied health professionals, keen to explore social entrepreneurship in a very practical way.

Most nurses are still putting patients first

Last week, a national newspaper (The Independent and its spin-off 'i') launched a 'hard-hitting investigation' into 'the crisis of British nursing'. In its first instalment, columnist Christina Patterson talked of her own poor experiences at the hands of

Speak out about the good work nurses do

Confidence to speak in public does not come naturally to many people. There are a few naturals and can speak fluently and genuinely, connecting with an audience and knowing instinctively how to pitch their talk and when to stop. Most people have to learn,

We can learn from the history of nursing

Is nursing history important? It is to me, because I am a nurse and I am interested in history, so the chance to combine the two things is irresistible. I feel privileged to be a member of the steering group for the RCN's History of Nursing Society, which

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