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21 blog posts
  • Anne Howard and Nikki Konsta Anne Howard and Nikki Konsta 20 Jun 2024

    A guide to crafting and submitting research abstracts

    This blog aims to dispel fears that nurses may have around submitting research abstracts. We aim to empower nurses by providing a comprehensive guide on how they can confidently put together abstracts and contribute to the advancement of nursing knowledge. 

  • Deb Panes Deb Panes 4 Jun 2024

    The role of the specialist nurse in supporting patients with endometriosis self-management

    March is Endometriosis awareness month, and this offers the opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and the impact it can have on women living with it. The specialist nurse is a key healthcare practitioner in providing expert care to all women with endometriosis.

  • Michael Nevill Michael Nevill 9 May 2024

    Decriminalising abortion: A call for healthcare reform

    Most abortion services are nurse led, and following some high profile court cases, healthcare organisations and other royal colleges are calling for the decriminalisation of abortion across the UK. This blog outlines why decriminalisation is important and informs our members of the next steps.

  • Emma Edwards Emma Edwards 29 Apr 2024

    Parkinson's specialist nurses - still crucial?

    The first Parkinson's specialist nurse (PSN) post was created in Cornwall in 1987, and 37 years later, there are around 515 PSN's in the UK. This blog takes a look at Parkinson's awareness month, and why, if you see a PSN post advertised, and you fit the criteria, you should totally apply.  

  • Clare Cook Clare Cook 26 Apr 2024

    How can patient blood management help improve women's health and wellbeing?

    In the UK iron deficiency anaemia in women of a childbearing age is considered a moderate public health risk by the World Health Organization. A goal was set to reduce this number by 50 per cent by 2025. Are we on track to meet that goal? What can we as nurses or midwives do to help? 

  • Lisa Higgins Lisa Higgins 21 Mar 2024

    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder PMDD

     Guiding individuals through a journey of self-discovery and empowerment in relation to their menstrual cycles.

  • Esther Kuria Esther Kuria 29 Feb 2024

    Listening event on the Hughes report publication

    The Hughes report follows a review by Baroness Cumberlege (‘First do no harm’ 2020), commissioned by Mr Jeremy Hunt when he was Health Minister, that separately reviewed outcomes of three historical health interventions - pelvic mesh, sodium valproate & Primodos. One of the outcomes from the Cumberlege report was to appoint a Patient Safety Commissioner who would take forward the recommendations from the Cumberlege review.

  • Anonymous Anonymous 28 Feb 2024


    This blog has been submitted by a member who wishes to remain anonymous, for reasons that will become clear as you read it. Bullying is a common phenomenon for nurses, with around a quarter of the nursing family experiencing bullying in the past year. This blog highlights my personal experience of “gaslighting” - a specific type of bullying, and how I am gradually recovering from this.

  • Anne Howard Anne Howard 22 Feb 2024

    Male Factor Fertility publication

    This blog explores the recent publication from the Fertility Nursing Forum focusing on male factor fertility. We also focus on the collaboration of specialist team members to write the document.

  • Emma Ayling Emma Ayling 14 Nov 2023

    Pregnancy Loss Review

    Emma Ayling reflects on the impact of the report on early pregnancy care.