Working in the UK nursing arena is certainly varied and interesting. As a registered nurse, you’ll be qualified to work in a wide range of healthcare environments, from local GPs and hospitals to private clinics and nursing homes. A UK Nursing qualification is also one that is recognised across the world.
For any nurse who wants to keep up with the latest developments, online resources have become increasingly important over the last couple of decades. Whether you want to keep your skills up to date or simply need to be informed of the latest developments, there are plenty of websites dedicated to UK nursing.
Here are 5 UK nursing sites that you might want to add to your bookmarks today:
The Royal College of Nursing or RCN is actually the world’s biggest union and looks after the interests of all Nurses, Midwives, Students and Healthcare Assistants in the UK. That’s nearly half a million people. They provide support and help on everything from wage disputes to career development and their site has a lot of useful information for today’s busy healthcare professional.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council or NMC is the regulatory body for Nurses and Midwives in the UK. They are charged with setting all the standards that apply in training as well as continuing professional development once qualified. They also maintain the register of who is allowed to practice as a nurse or midwife. When you first start as a student, you will be registered with the NMC and you will need to comply with their code of conduct. That will continue once you are qualified and throughout your UK nursing career.
Every registered nurse or other healthcare professional understands that keeping their skills up to date is important. This is often difficult to do when you’re so busy working all the time. Skills for Health is a non-profit organisation that works to develop the framework for e-learning in healthcare and is geared towards raising standards and improving health outcomes and quality. They also have a large number of case studies and reports as well as guidance documents on their website.
The Nursing Times is basically the gold standard magazine for the UK nursing sector. It was launched over a 100 years ago and provides the latest news and updates of what is happening in UK nursing and around the world. You’ll also find thousands of peer review articles concerning new and exciting innovations in nursing and healthcare. If you subscribe to the magazine, you also get access to some really useful learning material.
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