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Long-serving mental health nurse dies after contracting Covid-19

A mental health nurse who had dedicated almost 30 years to working for the NHS after moving to England from Tanzania has died after contracting Covid-19. Wilbald Tesha, known to his colleagues and friends as Tesha, was a mental health nurse for the Department of…

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New RCN Council chair commits to review of president election

An independent review will be commissioned into the Royal College of Nursing’s 2020 presidential election and the events that led to its break down, the new chair of RCN Council has pledged. The council would also adhere to calls for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM),…

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ICU nurse captures the impact of Covid-19 on the workforce

An intensive care nurse has photographed the emotions and experiences of colleagues working on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic to reflect the “mounting pressures” staff were under. Emily Gilhespy told Nursing Times that she decided to spend her breaks from an acute intensive…

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Caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders

  Wandai Maposa, haemophilia lead clinical nurse specialist at St George’s Hospital Haemophilia Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, provides a useful guide for nurses caring for patients with inherited bleeding disorders Introduction to inherited bleeding disorders Bleeding disorders are a group of…

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New RCN chair to address ‘presidential elections and upcoming EGM’

Movements towards an emergency general meeting (EGM) at the Royal College of Nursing have taken a step forward, as the newly-elected council chair gears up for his first live address this evening. New chair of the RCN’s ruling council, Dave Dawes, is due to hold…

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Newly elected RCN Council chair and vice chair announced

A new chair and vice chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s ruling council have been elected, it has been announced. The RCN has confirmed that Dave Dawes, chair of the RCN North West board, has been appointed as the new chair of council. “The…

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New student bursaries honour lives of two nurses lost in pandemic

Two nursing bursaries have been created in Kent to honour the memory of two local nurses who died during the coronavirus pandemic. The awards are designed to provide additional support to selected mature students during their studies and amount to £2,500 per year for a…

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Chiropractic Courses

Becoming a dental assistant is a rewarding career goal. A qualified student can also choose whether they would like to practice in mainstream medicine or veterinary medicine. Within mainstream medicine, openings would be available in fields such as anesthesiology, health aid, pathology and pharmacy. Also possible would be careers in the fields of respiratory therapy, communication disorders, physical therapy and alternative medicine. Students can also obtain further qualification in their chosen field and enroll for master’s degrees with specialized course concentrations. A second entry degree is one for which a student is required to have completed between 2-3 years of study (graduate level) as a pre-requisite for entrance into medical education. This degree is considered as a ‘first professional degree’ (like a PhD or MS degree) after the first degree is completed in a sciences related discipline. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to serve as a point … Read the rest

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RCN members’ petition for emergency meeting hits target

Royal College of Nursing activists behind a petition calling for an emergency general meeting (EGM) following the disqualification of two presidential candidates say they have hit their target signature count. In just six days, the petition has collected the 1,000 signatures required and is now…

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Where nurses are already leading on the green agenda

Many nurses up and down the country are making positive changes in the name of sustainability. Nursing Times has spoken to nurses implementing a range of initiatives to drive forward the green agenda.   How the idea of being ‘green’ boosted glove reduction The green…

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