Here is the latest news from Northern Ireland
As regular readers will know, Frank Booth has been informing and entertaining us with his words based on years of expereince as a nurse and a rather poorly patient! However, despite his robust 'you're not going to get me' attitude to his various ailments, and his acceptance that his was a road that wasn't going to end with a miracle cure, his recent experience rather slapped him in the face.
Read about it here....
Some see the use of external (non-NHS) providers as a BAD Thing for the NHS. However, in this article, Nic Parkes, Senior Communications Manager for Virgin Care, outlines how after winning the contract to provide community services in Surrey, worked with nurses and GPs to improve care delivery and communication.
Given the shortage of nurses in the UK, you'd think that getting a new job would be easy. But often, recruitment processes can be lengthy and bewildering. Using a recruitment agency can offer help and support for both recrtuiter and job seeker.
In this article, Guy Watson explains what an agency can do for you.
PCNR is offering one lucky nurse a CPD course, free of charge.
In fact, you even receive a small payment for taking the course!
Well, it’s finally here. The Code (2015) became effective from 31st March. Many believe it was sorely needed. Others believe it is just more ‘gumpf’. Yet this version will have more impact upon registrants as revalidation depends on adhering to and demonstrating where you have applied its principles. In this opinion piece, Brian Booth and Deborah Glover share their thoughts about the new Code.
Here is a round-up of the NMC's latest news.
October 19th is FabChangeDay (FCD) It is the brainchild of the team at the Academy of Fabulous NHS Staff, facilitating and supporting staff to brag about, implement or just 'do' big, things that will make a difference to their patients or ways of working.
What will you be doing?
Are you a fan of Call the Midwife? Sue Smith looks back on childbirth approaches practice in the 60s. And no, it wasn't all Patchouli and free love (although that may be why Sue was delivering some of the babies she delivered...)
The roles of nurses, midwives and care staff have significantly changed in recent years. We have learned new skills and our responsibilities have increased accordingly. This has presented some challenges. This article describes how the 6Cs can help guide staff.