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Cheating among nursing students is rife and putting patients' lives at risk, an alarming investigation has revealed. 

In the past three years, universities have punished 1,706 nursing undergraduates for plagiarism, collusion and impersonating other students, an investigation by The Times revealed.

And the figure may be even higher as more students are buying bespoke essays from specialist websites – which are harder for plagiarism detectors to weed out.

Experts warned this cheating could put patients in danger if nurses leave university without being able to read doctors' notes or dispense prescriptions correctly.

Thousands of student nurses have been disciplined for cheating, an investigation by the Times revealed. It found a company called Nexus which runs websites selling essays and coursework to British nursing students

Dr Thomas Lancaster, a plagiarism expert and senior lecturer in computing at Birmingham City University, told the The Times that ‘high hundreds or low thousands of nursing essays are bought every year in the UK.’

He said this could be putting patients’ lives at risk and warned of ‘potentially dangerous and fatal consequences’ if nurses cannot understand how to take notes correctly or read doctors’ notes.

He added: 'We expect nurses to have our health in mind, to be able to correctly dispense the right amount of drugs, to know what to do in different situations.’ 

SCANDAL OF THE AGENCY NURSES WHO EARN £2,000 SHIFT

Hospital trusts are still paying millions to 'rip off' agencies for nurses in a desperate bid to plug gaps in rotas, an investigation has revealed. 

One agency alone charged the NHS nearly £40 million for temporary nursing staff last year. 

And some agency nurses are earning £2,000 a shift, Daily Mail Good Health found.  

Despite a recent cap on how much hospitals can spend on 'rip off agencies', taxpayers paid five of the major ones an eye-watering £97 million this year.

Some paid more to the companies than they did last year.

Data from 108 hospital trusts was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

The figures could be just the tip of the iceberg, as about a third of trusts refused to divulge what they spent. 

Campaigners warned patients can be directly affected by the use of temporary staff as the standard of care can suffer through lack of continuity.

‘The increased reliance on agency nurses and the shortage of nursing staff is an issue that has generated more and more concern among people who contact us,’ says Joyce Robins, of campaign group Patient Concern.

‘You may never see the same face — the situation can be especially bad at weekends when the majority of the nursing staff seem to be from an agency.

‘It’s not that they don’t care, but if they just come in for one or two shifts or the odd day here and there, can they really deliver the same standard of care?’

Additionally, agency workers are often not allowed to carry out the same duties as staff nurses: some trusts won’t let them take blood for example, or give intravenous drugs or even administer food by a tube.

The Times uncovered a company called Nexus – based in Pakistan – which runs websites selling websites to students including nurses.

One of its websites, which charges £195 for an essay told an undercover reporter the company’s writers included retired professors from UK colleges.

In fact, journalists Alexi Mostrous and Billy Kenber discovered the site is based in Karachi and relies on 40 young writers working around the clock.

One of the websites, nursingessay.co.uk offers a range of services including essays and dissertations.

Describing its services on its site, it ironically managed to misspell ‘coursework’ as 'courswork'.

The website claims to help students who might be good at practical work, but struggle to write essays.

It said: 'Nursing assignments, nursing essays, nursing dissertations, and other nursing tasks fill up nursing students’ academic years to the brim.

They have to take classes, prepare for exams, and attend practical cases; to top it all completing nursing assignments is mandatory as well.

Completing nursing essays and other projects on time becomes tedious for nursing students.

Using questionable English, it continues: ‘Critical thinking, analytical expertise, and sharp writing skills are pre-requisites to come up with a scholarly written piece in nursing academic career.

‘Most of the nursing students join this field as a passion. They might be excellent in theoretical learning and practical work, but it does not mean that they are good enough in crafting an academically sound paper.

‘Such students may lag behind their peers just because they are not able to excel their grades when it comes to writing a nursing essay.’

The Times obtained data from 61 British universities under the Freedom of Information Act.

It found almost 300 nursing students were caught cheating between 2010 and 2013 at Edinburgh Napier University.

And at the University of Dundee, some 155 nursing students were caught cheating in the same period – almost half of all students facing action.

And 126 nursing students were caught at the University of Brighton.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council – who regulated nurses – do not investigate students.

Instead, the watchdog says academic institutions are responsible for ensuring nurses-to-be have passed all parts of their course and been awarded a qualification. 

Experts warned cheating could put patients in danger if nurses cannot take notes correctly, read doctors' notes or dispense the correct prescription of drugs (file photo)

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When it comes to writing stories, Jeffrey Archer knows a thing or two – he’s produced a string of novels that have sold an astonishing 300 million copies around the world.

And now he has issued a remarkable challenge to Mail on Sunday readers – to beat him at his own game. The author has published a new collection of short stories, Tell Tale, which includes a tale of just 100 words – and he wants readers to equal or beat his effort.

The writer of the best entry, which will be selected by Lord Archer, will receive £250 in book tokens. And the top ten best entries will be published in The Mail on Sunday.

Jeffery Archer will decide on the best entry in this competition where the winner will receive £250 in book tokens for their 100-word story

Lord Archer, whose first novel, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, was published in 1976, hopes the competition will appeal to anyone who considers themselves a budding writer.

He said: ‘Many people think they can write a book. Many would like to write a book. I am saying write a 100-word story and see if you can beat me. I think it is true that if you can do a 100-word story you can do more.’

UNIQUE

BY JEFFREY ARCHER

Paris, March 14th, 1921. The collector relit his cigar, picked up the magnifying glass and studied the triangular 1874 Cape of Good Hope.

‘I did warn you there were two,’ said the dealer, ‘so yours is not unique.’

‘How much?’

‘Ten thousand francs.’

The collector wrote out a cheque, before taking a puff on his cigar, but it was no longer alight. He picked up a match, struck it, and set light to the stamp.

The dealer stared in disbelief as the stamp went up in smoke.

The collector smiled. ‘You were wrong, my friend,’ he said, ‘mine is unique.’

Archer warned that the task is not as simple as it seems. But he offered some tips for readers after the experience of writing his own 100-word story, called Unique.

He said: ‘It took three or four hours to think of the idea of my story with its beginning, middle and end.’

After hitting on the basic idea Archer then turned his attention to the title. He said: ‘That is vital. If you have the correct title you are telling the reader something immediately.’

The next step was to keep continually reworking the piece until he ended up with exactly 100 words.

‘I got up at six at the morning and started work. The first draft was 116 words. The second was 104. The third was 98 words. Then I had to work out which two words to put back in.

‘However long your first draft is, you have to start pruning.

‘Economy of language is vital and every single word counts. You have got to get rid of words that are not needed.

‘I wrestled with it and I had it double spaced so I could look at each and every word.’

HOW TO ENTER 

TO ENTER, send your work to shortstory@mailonsunday.co.uk or write to 100-Word Short Story, The Mail on Sunday, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TS. Entries must be received by midnight on Friday, November 17. Entries must run to exactly 100 words, excluding the title. The top ten stories will be published in The Mail on Sunday and the winner will receive £250 in book tokens.

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