As we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the NHS, it is an opportunity to reflect.
On the NHS’s 72 birthday, we must remember the care that happens across the health and care sector.
This week has seen a big step in Wales as we move towards the “new normal”, with the re-opening of schools. Whilst many looked forward to the schools re-opening, to gain some normality, for others the sessional attendance adds another complexity to an already chaotic world.
Christmas last year seemed no different from any other Christmas. I especially looked forward to the excitement of spending some quality time with family. Amid all the camaraderie however, a perturbing note ran through the celebrations.
A senior nurse endoscopist, Irene Dunkley, reflects on her journey from the novice new recruit, to becoming an expert nurse endoscopist, to feeling a novice once again as she moves to becoming a lecturer in Higher Education.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be significant on the delivery of nursing care in the community. District and community nursing teams reflect on how they are continuing to manage the challenges.
My name is Francis Miller and, for those who don’t already know me, I am the RCN UK Student Committee member for the Eastern region. As our student members continue to work so hard through the current pandemic situation, I thought I would take the opportunity to tell you a bit more about myself and my background. But I’d also like to urge any students who would like to get in touch with me about any issues they’d like to discuss to please do so.
As well as being on the RCN Northern Region Board I’m an RCN steward. I really enjoy it.
A few years ago, I decided to be part of a worthy nursing family and I chose the RCN. As part of this family, I felt that my voice must be heard contributing positively and so I became involved in the governance of RCN activity in the region.
During the Covid-19 crisis, care home staff have been at the forefront of the pandemic not only delivering care to their residents on a day to day basis but also supporting residents and their families at end of life.Those residents are the most vulnerable in our society, often with complex needs and progressive illnesses including dementia. The pandemic has brought the issues and support for this sector from primary and secondary care into sharp focus.