Issue 5

It is possible to eat, drink and be merry without overdoing it. In this article, Victoria Taylor offers her tips for eating out and/or partying, which help look after your heart and waistline.

Issue 3
Comment and Opinion

The principles of the NHS, based on the Beveridge Report, were to provide a comprehensive service funded by taxation, available to all and free at the time of need. Given the demands placed on the NHS today, Frank Booth ponders on the issues, and offers a personal  view on how costs could be ameliorated.

Issue 14
Comment and Opinion

The first article Joan wrote for us was about the 6Cs ( We had been in a Twitter discussion about the concept; I was 'fairly outraged' of North London, as I felt that this was fundamental to nursing and should not have to be so baldly stated in a document. Joan however, saw it in a completely different way, so I invited him to pen a piece outlining his view*.

Since then, he has contributed to every issue, and has tirelessly tweeted on our behalf. It's been such a pleasure working with him and seeing how he has progressed to being the Roaring Nurse whom we all love.


*I wasn't expecting him to channel his inner 'vonTrapp family' though!

Issue 14
Out of the Ordinary

In Issue 10 we featured some highlights from the 2015 Ig noble Awards for Improbable research. We liked it so much, we decided to do it again!

As the committee says:

The 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony will introduce ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners. Each has done something that makes people laugh then think.Winners travel to the ceremony, at their own expense, from around the world to receive their prize from a group of genuine, genuinely bemused Nobel Laureates



Picture Credit: Roman Victory. Thanks to Liam Quin for kind permission to reproduce:


Issue 2
Practice: peer reviewed

A substantial increase in the number of residential home patients referred to the Integrated Community Team (ICT) for pressure ulcer management highlighted the need for ongoing improvements in care standards with these homes. In response, a project was defined with the specific aim of enhancing the standard of care within RHs. This article, adapted from a poster presented at the European Wound Management conference 2014, outlines a collaborative initiative between the Tissue Viability Service, Basildon ICT, and Smith & Nephew. 

Issue 3
Product focus and reviews

Neo-Slip is a revolutionary new product that has been designed to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This anti-embolism stocking application aid is brainchild of a Registered Nurse, who as a student, had noticed health care professionals struggling to apply anti-embolism stockings. 

Issue 2
Education and Societies

Following on from our interview with Crystal Oldman, Chief executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI), Sharel Cole, a Queen’s Nurse (QN) gives us some insight into why she applied to be a QN and what she feels this has helped her achieve.

Issue 11
Policy & Management

'Compassion in Practice' concluded this year. So what is next? Oh look, another document, Leading Change, Adding Value, which according to Jane Cummings

" a framework every nursing, midwifery and care professional, in all settings, can use to ensure that we achieve the best quality of experience for our patients and people, the best health and well-being outcomes for our populations, and use finite resources wisely to get best value for every pound spent".


Here is the executive summary


Issue 2

Patients receiving end-of-life care are susceptible to pressure ulcers and other wounds. However, all too often, these are viewed as untreatable as it is unlikely that they will heal. In this article, Helen Mountford, the 2014 Mölnlycke Wound Academy Scholarship winner, outlines why wound care is important in paediatric end-of-life care, her work in this area to date, and what she hopes to achieve as a result of winning the Scholarship.

Issue 1
Royal College of Nursing Congress

15th -19th June 2014

Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool

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