Professional

Implementing patient safety in practice

The NHS advocates the use of ‘safety huddles’ to support effective communication at key points in the care of individuals, to improve safety. A safety huddle is a short multidisciplinary briefing,...

Exploring factors affecting clinical supervisors' capacity to train students during the COVID-19 pandemic

This was a prospective, cross-sectional survey-based study, approved by the RCVS Ethical Review Panel. The inclusion criteria for participation were being a registered veterinary nurse (UK practicing)...

The NURVN: do you have them on your side?

The National Union of Registered Veterinary Nurses (The NURVN) is a trade union run by four RVNs – fighting for the rights of nurses, today and tomorrow. We have been slowly building our base of...

Cross-sectional study of perceptions of competence and confidence in feline handling

The main aim of this research is to investigate the relation-ship that competence has to confidence and determine what factors in the registered veterinary nurse experience enable or disable competent...

Retrospective review of a Schwartz Rounds service for a veterinary team

In a recent RCVS survey of the veterinary profession, wellbeing scores had declined compared to 2014 and are lower than wellbeing scores from the national wellbeing survey, England, conducted in 2016....

A guide to sustainability in veterinary practice

The veterinary industry carries a hefty carbon footprint. Typically, we use a lot of energy to maintain ambient temperatures of our premises, we rely heavily on single use plastics, we use anaesthetic...

The Veterinary Wellbeing Webinar Series

The first night of the Veterinary Wellbeing Webinar Series focused on the topic of self-compassion and how this can be the antidote to perfectionism..

Diversity, inclusivity and widening participation: VN Futures campaigns 2023

Our first DIWP campaign of 2023 was centred around promoting veterinary nursing to those considering a career change or joining the profession later in life. We hosted a discussion panel, where...

Bereavement and the veterinary nurse

Early models of bereavement, such as the five stages model created by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in 1969, described grief as a process, with the people involved passing through stages such as denial,...

Reviewing the emotional climates of student veterinary nurses completing industry placements

This research was focused on students' industry placement in veterinary practice's located across the UK as part of their FdSc Veterinary Nursing programme at University Centre Askham Bryan (UCAB) in...

Values conflict resolution

Value conflicts occur when a situation clashes with a person's deeply held moral beliefs and values, such as religious or political views (Harinck and Druckman, 2017). This article uses a range of...

Leading organisational change in the workplace: a review of the literature

Owen (2011) defines leadership as an individual's behaviour, rather than the position they hold. Historically, effecting change was identified as a key function of leaders (Kotter, 1996). More...