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Question: What qualities do you have that will make you a successful nurse or midwife? One of the most commonly asked questions, and definitely one of the most difficult. Even for the most introspective person, talking about what makes you...
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have developed a national approach to auditing nurses and midwives in regards to their compliance to registration standards. AHPRA conducts audits on a regular...
A recent report has shown that older Australians don’t trust the Aged Care sector, seeing the industry as shady and opaque. The 2019 Inside Aged Care report, conducted by consultancy Faster Horses, found that just 12% of Australians over 60...
Fires of unprecedented number and ferocity are today raging in New South Wales and Queensland. Residents in some regions woke to news that the fire danger was “catastrophic”. Rural fire chief Shane Fitzsimmons was blunt when he explained what...
The first results of the recent codeine rescheduling has seen a dramatic decrease in overdoses as a result . Overdoses linked to low-strength codeine (up to 15 milligrams) has fallen by 79% since codeine was reschedule to a Schedule 4...
New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a significant decrease in asthma related deaths over the past three years, and nurses have been key to this drop. The National Asthma Council’s (NAC) Marg Gordon has indicated...
Applications are about to close for the Unions NSW Union Summer 2020 Internship Program. Union Summer is a three-week program run by Unions NSW in conjunction with participating unions and runs from Tuesday 28 January through to Friday 14 February...
All good things reach their next stage, and Nurse Uncut is no exception! We’ll be seeing our blog merging with the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association magazine The Lamp, so that we can better deliver more stories, more often,...
There’s a lot of baggage around mental health, and the mental health of expecting and new parents is no exception. Too many people are still afraid to talk about perinatal anxiety and depression. Too many people don’t know the signs...
The Royal Commission into Aged Care has heard that nurses and aged care workers are being forced to stay on higher casual rates, work 52 weeks a year, and seek second jobs just to earn a living wage. Paul Gilbert...