There is compelling evidence that people with mental illness die earlier than the general population and are at higher risk of physical illness.
As long as they are appropriately trained and assessed as competent to do so. Really? Who says so?
Many years ago when I was a newly qualified State Registered Nurse (yes – I am that old) policy was something that I never gave any thought to.
Welcome to the first blog of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Policy Unit at the Department of Health. I’m going to tell you what we do and who we are.
There’s a national shortage of registered nurses in the UK. Nowhere is this shortage felt more than is the care sector.
At a recent leadership event I was asked to give some tips and thoughts on leadership. I am no guru, but these are some thoughts that come from my experience of being a nurse and midwife for over 30 years.