Living and Breathing my China Challenge

Matthew Hodson, Nurse of the Year 2013, sets out on a trip of a lifetime to raise money for his favourite charity Stretching across 6000km in a snaking line across China, the Great Wall was begun in the 5th Century BC. As it meanders across the mountains it conjures up a sense of history that is difficult to grasp until you have had the opportunity to experience it. Continue reading

Heart disease halved

NHS communications colleagues struggle to get the media interested in positive health stories. That’s replicated at a national and even international level. It seems the only time the press expresses an interest is when there’s a whiff of a scandal. Bad news sells. That we’re living longer and healthier lives doesn’t. Continue reading

Can you afford to nurse?

Our Twitter chat on March 27 prompted a lively debate on the impact of the proposed NMC fee rise and the disappointing pay announcement. Here is a digest of the chat… NSCommentNursing Standard @NScomment The NMC wants your views on its plans for a £20 fee rise to protect the public. Continue reading
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