Having Social Anxiety As A Student Nurse

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‘Our leaders need to realise the damage they are doing’

The number of people from England applying to train as a nurse has fallen for a second year in a row, dropping by a further 13% compared with the same point in 2017, official figures have shown.

Sex and sexuality may not be easy topics to broach, but nurses should be more aware of these important areas of care and more prepared to discuss potential issues with patients, says Lynn Buckley

Compared to the general population, individuals with learning disabilities face a significant amount of inequality when it comes to accessing health care services, explains Student NT editor Rebecca Hammond.  

We don’t have enough nurses. We’ve got it wrong. We need to correct that fast.

Having suffered from social anxiety since she was a teenager, Phaedra Longhurst is here to reassure other students that the condition shouldn’t stop anyone from becoming a great nurse. 

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