Welcome to NurChat!
A fortnightly twitter chat for UK nurses and healthcare professionals.
Next NurChat: 08 Nov 20:00 – Student Nurses and Mentors – building a great relationship
Nurchat 08/11/16 – Student Nurses and Mentors – building a great relationship
As a student nurse, working with your mentor is crucial to your success. Aside from being one of the most important professional relationships you will have at this early stage in your nursing career, they will guide, support and challenge you as you learn and develop. But they are also there to as... Read More »
Nurchat 25/10/16 – Challenges of the transition from student nurse to newly qualified nurse
You’ve done it. You’ve survived the gruelling hard work, the emotional rollercoasters and adapted to working all hours of the day and night. You can now officially call yourself a nurse. You’re now responsible for the wellbeing of patients in your care, ensuring they get the best p... Read More »
Transcript Part 2 - Student Nurses new to Twitter – professionalism and growing your network
Read part of the transcript from our student nurse #NurChat discussion on 11th October 2016 when we talked about digital professionalism and growing your network. Part 2 [View the story "Student Nurses - professionalism and community on Twitter (pt2)" on Storify] Read More »
Transcript Part 1 - Student Nurses new to Twitter – professionalism and growing your network
Read back over our student nurse NurChat discussion from 11th October 2016 on digital professionalism and growing your network. Part 1 Carry on to read Part 2 here [View the story "Student Nurses - professionalism and community on Twitter (pt1)" on Storify] Read More »
NurChat 11/10/16 – Student Nurses new to Twitter – professionalism and growing your network
As pioneers in the social space, #NurChat has provided an open forum for the discussion of nursing and healthcare related topics for over 5 years now. In that time we’ve seen the use of social media, Twitter in particular, grow and change significantly. From its launch in 2006, Twitter has gro... Read More »
NurChat 27/09/16 – Dementia and co-morbid health conditions
World Alzheimer’s Month is happening all around us right now. In its fifth year raising awareness around the world of this degenerative and heart-breaking disease, it’s surprising to note that there is little coverage in the mainstream media. Has Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in... Read More »
NurChat 13/09/16 – Mortality and maintaining a person-centred approach
The inextricable link between life and death is something we as both humans and healthcare professionals battle with every day. We’re acutely reminded of the fragility of our own existence with each life cut short or quietly fading away. The people we encounter often leave a lasting impressio... Read More »
NurChat 30/08/16 – Leadership in nursing and what makes a great nurse leader
Anyone has the potential to be a great leader. You don’t need to be in a management role to be a leader and not all managers are leaders. Typically as nurses we’re expected to be comfortable in a leadership role. We lead a shift of healthcare professionals, liaise with multiple different... Read More »
NurChat 16/08/16 – How does what we see, read and share online affect us as nurses?
As nurses, our days are filled to bursting with ensuring our patients get the care they need. We pour our hearts and souls into every shift, every family and every individual. From the smallest gesture of kindness to providing comfort through life’s toughest times, nurses make a difference eve... Read More »
NurChat 02/08/16 – What would NHS privatisation do for patient safety?
Privatisation of the NHS is one of the most highly debated issues in modern day healthcare, probably second only to solving the shortage of registered nurses. But what would privatisation actually mean? In some areas it could be said that NHS privatisation has already happened, but others may look... Read More »