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Cutting Bursaries for Student Nurses

So, our treasury in the UK are considering cutting bursaries for our student nurses and replacing them with loans – see here for the story. Nursing for many years has been a career that is often a path that mature students follow – a passion for caring that had been...
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The NHS can’t really be that stretched, can it?

The NHS can’t really be that stretched, can it? As a nurse working within the NHS in a number of roles over recent times, it does not surprise me to hear that the NHS is in decline in the public eye.  Often via social media and the general news it is easy to find...
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Agency nursing – an obvious vicious circle

Agency nursing – an obvious vicious circle Today in the press it was reported that – The Belfast Trust – Northern Ireland’s largest health trust – spent just over £47m in that period on bank and agency staff (see here for full story).  Read that again…£47m…..to cover...
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The NHS can’t really be that stretched, can it?

The NHS can’t really be that stretched, can it? As a nurse working within the NHS in a number of roles over recent times, it does not surprise me to hear that the NHS is in decline in the public eye.  Often via social media and the general news it is easy to find...