Strength in numbers

Could the problem of recruiting and retaining good nurses be solved by better networking opportunities? Ishbel Straker makes the case. In the last couple of...

Clinical Eye: Personal development is an investment

Time spent on your own development is necessary investment, says Ishbel Straker. It’s that time of year again, when we are appraised and more importantly...

Facing the inevitable

The death of a client can hit you like a ton of bricks – unless you are prepared, says Ishbel Straker. 2017 brought me many...

Nursing column: ‘And breathe…’

Take time for the all-important moments of therapeutic engagement, says Ishbel Straker. I was discussing with a close friend the other day her newly acquired...

Be the best!

Take one simple step to make sure your CQC inspection is as good as it can be, says Nicole Ridgwell. It is very encouraging to...

Clinical eye: Learning curve

Discovering that we can’t impose our own timetable on clients is a vital lesson, says our nursing columnist Ishbel Straker. The feelings I have about...

A need to inspire

We neglect our student nurses at our peril, says Ishbel Straker. I have a dream…. that one day all student nurses will be made to...

Who cares?

Drug-related deaths: Like so many others, Darren’s death was preventable, says Dr Chris Ford. I still cry when I think of Darren months after his death. He...

Clinical Eye – our new nursing column

A mutual respect Ishbel Straker joins us as a regular columnist to give insights on nursing in addiction. This month she asks, why is...

Resources Corner: Focus on family

The 5-Step Method offers services a valuable tool for working with relatives, says George Allan. Few would disagree that adult family members of people with...