Has your child on the autism spectrum been to hospital in the last year for any reason? If so you might qualify for a new research study from a student nurse!

Autism and hospital visits
Autism and hospital visits

This study has been composed by a student nurse to assess how well the NHS is providing person-centred care to children with autism. This survey will only take a couple of minutes of your time.

Please only fill out this survey based on ONE interaction at an NHS hospital in England and Wales. This interaction must be a visit to hospital in the past year required for your child.

Please only fill out this questionnaire if your child is under the age of 18. Your answers will remain anonymous, the data collected may be published and shared with healthcare professionals. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey.

This survey is independent and is not directly linked to the NHS.  Thanks for your help in advance!


This survey has now finished – however we have another available here which would be great if you could take part



Nursing Stress: The Facts & Figures – check out this infographic

Nursing and Stress Infographic
Nursing and Stress Infographic

Designed by R. Morton for Medicare’

Are you a nurse?

Does this ring true?

If so please share your story in the comments section below.

Thanks in advance!

You can see the original here.

How many of the multiple sclerosis community are nurses? Please help one of our readers with her question!

Nursing and MS
Nursing and MS
As many of you know we run a number of online discussion groups. In particular on Facebook. One of them called MedicalIDCards Nicola made the following suggestion.

“May I suggest a poll to see how many people with ms are nurses? I was diagnosed last year and I find it extraordinary the numbers of other nurses I’m meeting”.

Now one of the objectives of this blog, and the work we do, is to get people in our community the answers they want.

So as requested Nicola here is your poll.

Do you have any polls you would like us to run?

If so please let us know in the comments section below.

Thanks for your help

Are nurses paid enough? What do you think?

After having returned from my Christmas break I spent the day washing clothes and reading through my emails. So far so normal.

But while reading the UK’s Nursing Times something struck me. Not the very interesting content on the social model of disability. You can read the pdf here.

If however you go to the web site, however, you will see a lot of adverts for very senior nurses and next to them the salary details. In one case I saw a salary of £21,000 per annum which equates to about $30,000. This for a role which had pretty similar responsibilities for a family doctor and a not dissimilar education. The doctor’s salary would be over five times the amount for , many think, much less work and stress.

So are nurses paid enough? What do you think?

I’d say no they are not but it would be great if you could share your views in the comments section below.

Thanks very much in advance!