International Nurses Day: Why we celebrate on Florence Nightingale’s birthday

Happy International Nurses Day (Picture: Getty)With all the recent NHS controversies, International Nurses Day seems more important than ever this year – but you probably still haven’t heard of it. Luckily, we’re here to explain what it is and how important it is. Why May 12th? The International Council of Nurses (ICN) chose May 12th [...]

Doctors need training on how to tell patients they are dying, report finds

Source: Independent Not all doctors had the confidence to discuss death with their patients Source: Corbis Medics find it difficult to tell patients they are dying, with some 'thrown in at the deep end'. Doctors need training on how to tell patients they are dying rather than having to learn “on the job”, a [...]

UK Shortage of Nurses

Experts warn 20,000 NHS posts are vacant as hospital trust hires 200 nurses from the Philippines having failed to recruit any in the UK Gloucestershire Hospitals was one of about 15 NHS trusts to declare a major incident back in January due to overcrowding and at one ward in Cheltenham hospital, there were just two [...]