Transforming London Nursing

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As Specialist Nurses, we can feel that during periods of change or service redesign our views are not requested or heard. For those working in and around London, you have the opportunity to change that. Caroline Alexander, NHS England Chief Nurse for the London region is asking for your views to develop a new shared… Read more »

Speaking up for your service

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Apollo’s remit, it’s raison d’être, is to support specialist nurses speak about the value, impact and outcomes of the services they provide for patients. Last week I read an editorial in an international journal which particularly resonated with me. The editorial, in the International Journal of Urological Nursing, written by Jerome Marley, explores the ‘lens’… Read more »

SoMe: Connecting the Specialist Nursing Community

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Today’s news piece has been written for us by Jayne Hardicre who is a Lecturer in Nursing (Adult Field of Practice), at the University of Salford In the hustle and bustle of our busy working lives we can sometimes feel isolated; either within our professional groups or as individuals. This can also be true of the… Read more »

Job descriptions and job planning……. can they be standardised ?

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It is acknowledged that the CNS role is diverse and complex. Evidence demonstrates that CNS’s reduce inefficiency, drives innovation and improve the quality of care and the patients experience. Despite significant role development and evidence, there remains a lack of clarity and understanding about the roles, titles and responsibilities  of  CNS’s. As a response to this many… Read more »

Demonstrating the 6Cs in my service

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Yesterday we posted a new page on the website describing how the 6C’s, are values and behaviours and many consider these fundamental constructs in nursing  http://bit.ly/T2V6CJ. The 6C’s do not have an evidence base or audit tool as yet, and therefore are not true quality markers of a nursing service. However using the 6Cs template provided… Read more »

Nursing Times Leaders – A night to remember!

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On Monday evening the Nursing Times, in conjunction with NHS Employers, announced the Nursing Leaders Supplement, which celebrates nurses and midwives who have been pioneers, entrepreneurs and inspirational role models to their profession. Apollo was very privileged to attend the event as both Dr Alison Leary and Dr Terri Porrett were included in this supplement…. Read more »

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The Digital Age

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Apollo Nursing is a digital resource for Specialist Nurses, but do we really understand the potential impact of Digital health in the future of healthcare and the impact it will have on specialist nursing service delivery? Britain’s Nurses (britainsnurses.co.uk) is producing a series of step by step guides to enable you to make sense of… Read more »

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Anniecoops blog – On being a ‘hard done to’ bottom

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Organisational theory – yes I know, like me your eyes are probably glazing over already but bear with me! Annie Cooper has written a really easy to read blog and explains that  people in organisations adopt predictable patterns of behaviour, describing top, middle and bottom behaviours. When reading this I couldn’t help but reflect on my… Read more »