Shock news: police are not nurses.

A reflection on the following article:  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/28/police-phone-calls-mental-health-nhs There is a lot to consider from the perspective of those in contact with services, but there are others more qualified to comment on that with their own lives experience. I can imagine that for some in crisis, being met by uniformed officers might only exacerbate their distress. … Continue reading Shock news: police are not nurses.

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Nurse training in the UK

As if the constant erosion of skills, pay and benefits wasn't enough, we had the removal of the student nurse bursary which the inexplicably-employed Jeremy Hunt assured would result in a great increase in training places and therefore numbers of new nurses. Many, including individual professionals and bodies, warned that recruitment would drop. It turns … Continue reading Nurse training in the UK