Scotland is leading the way in developing national datasets about children with life-shortening conditions, with two ground-breaking national studies about how many children are affected and where they live.
Most children who die young in Scotland die in hospital, and CHAS wants to be there for all of them. This ambition has led to CHAS working in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to develop a new team at the Glasgow Children's Hospital - the Supportive and Palliative Care Team.
The team will be a first for Scotland, and bring together dedicated nursing and medical staff to provide the best possible support for children who need palliative care at the hospital. The team will be funded by CHAS, and employed by the NHS.
The Queen’s Nurses Institute Scotland (QNIS) celebrates its 130th Anniversary this year and to mark the occaison Caroline Porter gives her ‘key learning and experiences’ from the 2018 Queen’s Nurse Development Programme.
In her wonderfully honest piece she touches on a range of topics including the importance of mindfulness, the emotions and fears that a nursing career evokes, and the value of kindness (not only to ones’ patients, but also to ones’ self).