Update from Clinical Lead, Helen Goldsmith

It has been a busy few weeks on the road for me, attending two conferences arranged by Nursing in Practice. Went to some interesting lectures on smoking cessation, safe guarding and management of type 2 diabetes and also spoke with lots of potential new agency nurses to join our ever expanding team! Did anyone see the discussion on Nursing Times … Read More

Agency NursesUpdate from Clinical Lead, Helen Goldsmith

NMC fee petition passes 100,000 signatures

A petition calling for a halt to increasing Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fees has passed 100,000 signatures. The online petition, created by mental health liaison nurse Stephen Iwasyk, could be debated in parliament because of the high response. Earlier this year, the NMC warned that its financial situation would be “unsustainable” without a rise in the annual registration fee. But Iwasyk’s petition … Read More

Agency NursesNMC fee petition passes 100,000 signatures

Good Handovers are an Agency Nurse’s Survival Tool!

hand over

The nurse-to-nurse handover is not taught formally during training, yet it is one of the most important rituals of the nursing shift. As agency nurses it is imperative we receive a  good handover so we can deliver the best care possible to the people we are caring for. Remember you must feel confident and well briefed when taking charge of … Read More

Agency NursesGood Handovers are an Agency Nurse’s Survival Tool!