Thanks to the Croakey blog for permission to reprint the following article about Australia's health workforce needs. David Townsend, a third year medical student from the University of New England and National Chair of the General Practice Students Network, argues that...
It's the last day of summer, which means the autumn flu season looms ahead of us. It was a particularly bad flu season in the US, officially reaching epidemic levels in January. Also in January, several nurses there were...
It's a very wet day in Sydney but that didn't stop hundreds of nurses joining the rally outside Parliament House in Sydney to protest against the O'Farrell Government's proposed cuts to workers compensation. Nurse Emily Orchard was one of three...
A former Aged Care nurse manager speaks of the incredible issues abounding in the sector, and why she decided to take a ‘dignified exit’. A lot has to be said for how any industry treats its people. I want...
The pending termination of Israel Folau’s contract over offensive comments is a straightforward contractual matter, according to a leading lawyer, and nothing else. The concept holds true for the conduct of nurses and midwives. According to lawyer Michael Bradley,...
Bullying is always a hot topic of conversation on Nurse Uncut and continues to be a problem for many nurses and midwives. It really is concerning that so many people continue to be affected by this disappointing behaviour of...
A couple of weeks ago we asked you about penalty rates - how important are they to your working life? The answer was - very! Then at the NSWNMA's annual conference last week, we asked some young nurses the same...
Welcome to 2014 on Nurse Uncut! To kick off, we have a pithy post from a south coast nurse. We'd love to know what you think - is your experience the same? Just out of interest, how many of you have...
Healthcare workers are, unsurprisingly, one of the main groups who suffer from occupational contact dermatitis (OCD), according to a major report recently released by Safe Work Australia. OCD is the most common occupationally-caused skin disease and one of the most...
Today, June 19, is the anniversary of the changes to workers compensation law brought in by the NSW state Government one year ago. The changes don't appear to apply to politicians. Insert any injured nurse or midwife into the space on...