Analysis by Features Editor, Alice Harrold in the latest issue of Nursing in Practice finds that Brexit is having an impact on the number of EU nurses coming to work in the UK, leading to concerns over how the NHS will make up for the nursing staff shortfall.
The issue of pay is having an impact on nursing staff levels too, with more leaving the profession than joining. Nurse salaries were thrown into the spotlight during the recent general election, and Victoria Vaughan analyses the next steps for practice nurses.
There is also an interview with Sara Rowbotham, the woman who uncovered the Rotherham abuse scandal that inspired the recent BBC drama Three Girls. She explains how she encouraged the victims to speak out, and the battle she had obtaining evidence to ensure the perpetrators were prosecuted.
There is a timely clinical article on protecting children’s skin in sunshine, plus others looking at head lice, bacterial vaginosis and more.