Category Archives: Nursing

Is Nursing Working?

Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ By Rosemary Macalister-Smith RGN, RM, ADM, BA (Hons), MSC, LLB (Hons), LLM Healthcare Advisor (nursing, midwifery and regulation), Healthfit (Supported by; Esther McFarlane RMN, BA Ed Studies, PG Dip Nurse … Continue reading

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Involving patients – informing patients

Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing.’ By Katrina Glaister, Quality Directorate Facilitator, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust In 2010, in a radical shift in health strategy, the White Paper, ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating … Continue reading

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Changing times, changing expectations

A contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of Nursing.’ By Monica Fletcher, Chief Nurse, Education for Health, The Athenaeum   No self-respecting individual will get up in the morning and go to work to have an … Continue reading

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Fallen angels?

A contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ by Justine Whitaker, Director and Nurse Consultant, Northern Lymphology Ltd Nursing is often described as a ‘vocation’. It appears that this has allowed some exploitation of … Continue reading

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Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing?’  By Kay Fawcett, Chief Nurse, University Hospitals, Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Nursing is based in a complex healthcare system where compassion and dignity are an expectation. Constantly … Continue reading

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What Future for Nursing and Nurses?

A contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ By Jenny Aston, Advanced Nurse Practitioner; Chair RCN Advanced Nurse Practitioner Forum; Chair Nursing Group RCGP General Practice, Foundation Sawston Medical Practice Nursing has … Continue reading

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Going, Going …. Still here! Can Sir David really Lead the NHS Lions?

By Gail Beer, Director of Operations, 2020health Yesterday’s performance by Sir David Nicholson would have confused many who work in the NHS. Here is a  leader claiming he did not know about Standardised Mortality Rates, when  the rest of the … Continue reading

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Rethinking the role of the non qualified nurse

Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ By Gail Beer, Director of Operations, 2020health We often hear that it was all much better before nurses got degrees, and that if we went … Continue reading

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Have we overqualified yet undertrained today’s nurses?

Contribution to 2020health’s recent report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’   By Maura Buchanan, BA RGN, PGDip, Clinical Neurosciences, PGDip Health law, Independent Nursing & Healthcare Adviser; Past President, Royal College of Nursing Major criticism of nursing and nurses … Continue reading

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Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses for Excellence and for the Reality of Employment

Contribution to 2020health’s report ‘Too posh to wash? Reflections on the future of nursing’ By Professor David Sines CBE, Pro Vice Chancellor, Buckinghamshire New University In 1959 Isabel Menzies Lyth produced her classic paper “The functioning of social systems as a defence … Continue reading

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