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Professional Resource Centre

Professional Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Professional Resource Centre aims to provide you with the latest updates in professional issues related to pay, clinical skills, career development and employment.

With the responsibilities of the primary care nurse increasing and the new requirement for nurses to be educated to degree level, extra support and recognition are vital for all professionals working in this setting. The coalition’s NHS reforms have provided extra challenges and the work of the primary care nurse, in the GP practice or in the community, is a key part of the drive for better public health.

Latest professional news

25.04.17: Terminally ill children should have access to around-the-clock homecare, according to a draft standard published by NICE.
13.04.17: Why is pay for practice nurses so variable and what can they do to negotiate a raise?
13.04.17: A dwindling number of practice nurses means that GPs are going to have to start paying for the high-quality staff they want.
13.04.17: Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived Ebola, has said she will travel back to Sierra Leone where she contracted the disease to seek 'closure'.
11.04.17: Almost 340,000 adult social care workers in England quit their jobs last year, meaning over 900 left their roles each day, according to new figures.

Latest professional clinical articles

Tuesday 18 April 2017
The recovery approach to care is applicable for patients with life-changing conditions; whether physical or mental
Thursday 13 April 2017
Why is pay for practice nurses so variable and what can they do to negotiate a raise?
Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
Friday 17 February 2017
Can the NHS overcome the many challenges it faces in 2017, or are there yet more hurdles to come?
Friday 17 February 2017
Following plans to overhaul the workforce and scrap the nursing bursary, Alice Harrold speaks with the executive dean of Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London to find out what the future holds for the profession.

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Advertorial features

Tuesday 19 July 2011
In our latest online survey we looked at the subject of skincare and your experiences of treating patients with scars and stretchmarks. Read on for a summary of the results ...
Thursday 20 January 2011
Practices are being expected to do more with the same or fewer resources. Effectively managing same-day appointments is becoming more important than ever, and nursing teams are being expected to play an ever greater role, say Jeremy Dale and Lynn Shrimpton

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