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Does evidence-based practice nursing empower nurses?

What is evidence-based practice nursing?   To succeed at an evidence-based approach to nursing, nurses need to apply current studies and... View Article

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National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the NHS

What is NEWS?   NEWS (National Early Warning Score) was developed by the Royal College of Physicians to identify clinical deterioration... View Article

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Workload pressures affect GP mental health

GPs are coping with a lot of pressure and increasing risks to their mental wellbeing. The pandemic has all but brought... View Article

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Healthcare Professionals

What is CPD?  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is familiar to any experienced healthcare professional. It is required for revalidation with... View Article

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Interview with a Locum ANP

Amanda Edwards was chosen as our April AppStar thanks to her excellent work as a locum ANP. She spoke to us about why... View Article

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Elective surgery: what is the way forward?

The NHS has been under tremendous pressure for the last year or more coping with the pandemic, which has stretched... View Article

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Does locum work give you small business skills? 

When you start out working as a locum, whether part or full time, you are bound to be a little... View Article

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Guide to NMC revalidation

Nursing revalidation is required in the UK in order to practice as a nurse or midwife. To maintain their registration with the NMC, nurses... View Article

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Profile of a Practice Nurse

Kate was chosen as our March AppStar for her excellent work with AppLocum. She kindly agreed to talk about her experiences as a locum Practice Nurse. Kate... View Article

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Starting out as a locum doctor

Locum positions are rewarding and give you great insight into how a variety of organisations work. Starting work as a locum doctor... View Article

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