The news coming out of the Syrian city of Aleppo in the last few months has been horrific and heart-breaking. Not least because the whole world seems impotent to stop the killing and destruction. But this is not a new siege, just the closing stages […]
How do you change the world? One person at a time, goes the old adage. According to a new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health (APPGH), the answer is one nurse a time. Actually, it is much more than one nurse […]
How do you transform the world? Marx thought it would be by the revolution of the proletariat regaining the means of production from the bourgeoisie. Motorola thought it would be ensuring that every man, woman and child on the planet had their own mobile phone […]
The NMC Case against Pauline Cafferkey: a working example of ‘Compassion Deficit Disorder’ in nursing leadership?
It is hard to find anyone who thinks the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) did the right thing in taking Pauline Cafferkey to a misconduct hearing. If you missed the story, Cafferkey is a nurse who volunteered to work in Sierra Leone at the peak […]
The warnings have been around for years. After five years of turbulence in the National Health Service following the Health and Social Care Act (2012), and with increasing demands from an ageing population, plus the need to increase safe staffing levels following the recommendations […]