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Who can care for carers during the pandemic

The QNI has creating the ‘TalkToUs’ listening service, enabling any nurse working in health or social care in the community to access emotional support and signposting to other services such as counselling

BAME health matters – a lesson from COVID

There is a trend of drawing premature conclusions from COVID data, but the figures on BAME deaths are unambiguous. Analysis from the ONS has shown that patients from BAME groups are twice as likely to die from the virus as white ones.

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

Nursing across borders

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

How will physician associates fit?

Last week, I visited two friends living in Louisiana - a paediatrician and a district nurse - who left the NHS more than 25 years ago to raise their family and work in the US health sector.

Safe staffing: dream or opportunity?

Like Martin Luther King, I have a dream, writes Joan Pons Laplana. I have a dream that one day we well have enough staff to care properly for our patients. I have a dream that nursing will be united and our voices will roar.

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.

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