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In the lead-up to the May 31 deadline, Nurse Uncut brings you a series of articles on subjects that nurses and midwives frequently enquire about when renewing their registration. Last week we covered CPD. Today we look at criminal...
Do you make funny videos for social media? Do you put your short films up on YouTube? Do you have a nursing or midwifery story running through your mind that you could put into images? The NSWNMA Short Film Festival...
One nurse, Richard, here tells his story of a serious injury - luckily one of his trauma nurses mentioned that their union covered him with journey accident insurance coverage. Injury from an accident presents us with a physical and emotional...
When NSWNMA official Lynne Ridge read a story in The Sydney Morning Herald last year about Sydney WW1 nurse Alice Cashin and her unmarked grave at Woronora Memorial Park, she was inspired to do something to honour her memory. The...
Is it time for the nursing and midwifery professions to reflect on our historical involvement in the subjugation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and consider whether we owe a statement of regret for our failures as part of...
Sally has been out of nursing for around six years because of family commitments. Like many other nurses who take time off work to look after young children, she's discovered that she does not satisfy the “recency of practice”...
Nurse Tom took to the streets of Sydney to ask people how they felt about the $57 million hole in health funding, the GP rebate freeze and cuts to pathology and screening services. Sure, it's been a long eight weeks...
Health systems have traditionally been preoccupied with keeping people alive for as long as possible. While there may be talk nowadays of 'advanced care directives' and 'living wills' and 'dying with dignity', has anything really changed? We are very keen to...
Last Friday the NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner sent a clear message to the state's aged care nurses - the Government doesn’t care about their jobs, their working conditions or their pay, let alone the crucial role of...
At a time of great strain on public health services and increasing out-of-pocket costs for patients, it is becoming clear that corporate tax avoidance is a health hazard, according to Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and...

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