Viewpoints Resources

03 June 2015

At Marie Curie we like to think we are there for people living with any terminal illness and their families. We offer expert guidance to help people get the most from their time and believe that everyone living with a terminal illness should have access to the care and support they need to meet their individual needs.

Topics:  Terminal illness
01 May 2015

Reading between the lines and ignoring all the political showboating that will inevitably precede the general election on 7 May, what are the key differences between the major parties? And what effect will this have on funding, jobs, nurses and, most importantly, quality of service?

01 May 2015

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust has been in existence for close to 100 years, but as it’s not yet a well-known charity I’ll start by telling you a bit about its work.

01 May 2015

Like many other areas of the NHS, community nursing has suffered from underfunding and a lack of understanding of its true value. However, more recently, there has been a surge in interest in community nursing and a growing appreciation of its potential. Ensuring community nursing is ‘fit for purpose’ is fundamental.

Topics:  Continence care
23 March 2015

We’ve grown used to reading headlines about the NHS on a daily basis recently — NHS in crisis; Casualty nightmare exposed; A&E performance dips to new lows — to the point where they start to lose their impact.

Topics:  staff
23 March 2015

One of my New Year resolutions was to lose weight by the end of 2015. I’ve also vowed to start formally collecting my portfolio evidence in preparation for my own revalidation later in the year. I’m not entirely sure which of these resolutions it will be easier to stick to... Find out more.

Topics:  portfolios
03 February 2015

Student nurses have always learnt from qualified staff, in the past on the wards under matron and more recently on placement fro university. With job opportunities for nurses growing ever-more varied, Emily Carney explains what it was like to spend some time with a tissue viability team in Worcestershire...

19 December 2014

From watching whales off the Mexican coast to dealing with on-board norovirus outbreaks, the life of a cruise-ship nurse is rarely dull. Here, Gary de Beer explains what it is like to be part of an on-board medical team, which might have access to state-of-the-art equipment, but can be many miles out to sea...

Topics:  Cruise ship
15 December 2014

The title of Queen’s Nurse (QN) is open to all community nurses who want to demonstrate their commitment to client/patient-centred values and continually improving practice. Find out more.

Topics:  Queen’s Nurse