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Dealing with the R word

28 June 2016

Primary Health Care

Opinion

Thirty three years after I got my PIN it was time to revalidate. I strived to be an SRN, then do my nursing degree. I did clinical updates as required by PREP, but...

Asset-based approach to health

26 August 2014

Primary Health Care

Editorial

The Shape of Caring review, chaired by Lord Willis, is giving every nurse in the country a chance to join the debate about the future of nurse education (page 7). We...

The 3Cs of health inequality

31 August 2016

Primary Health Care

Opinion

With the gap in life expectancy between haves and have nots increasing for the first time since 1870 (Mayhew and Smith 2016), community nurses must look at ways to...

Cultural shift

18 May 2016

Nursing Standard

Reflections

Many are hailing it as the most significant development since the 1960s. NHS England’s General Practice Forward View is a vindication of our call for more investment...

Caught in Catch-22

13 January 2016

Nursing Standard

Reflections

Anyone who has tried to make an appointment with their GP recently will know the difficulties that primary care is facing. The causes of these pressures are...

Time to market nursing

29 June 2016

Nursing Standard

Opinion

For too long nursing has been seen as a cost rather than a way of providing efficient and cost-effective care. My hope is that the nursing framework, Leading Change,...

Public health nursing needs to reach out

05 October 2016

Nursing Standard

Opinion

In one of her first acts after taking office in July, prime minister Theresa May announced an equalities audit of public services. The audit will cover how...

Helping dads to boost their children’s health

31 August 2016

Nursing Standard

Feature

Little Hulton, on the outskirts of Salford, faces serious disadvantage passed down over generations. It is in the top 3% in England’s multiple deprivation index....

Child health inequalities and ‘wilful blindness’

12 September 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Opinion

This is a story of a divided semi-rural market town and how children and young people were ignored. This is the story of how I helped children’s voices to be heard....

Making connections

26 June 2015

Primary Health Care

Editorial

Back in 1989, I was working on a chest ward and concerned about seeing the same faces being readmitted with exacerbations of their airways disease. In those days, I...