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Ann Shuttleworth

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  • Ann Shuttleworth

    Morals should not affect decisions on who receives treatment

    Practice team blog | 7-Apr-2014 6:06 am

    News that heavy drinkers are to be considered for liver transplants led to a predictable flurry of comments on national press websites. Many were along the lines of “it’s a waste of a liver”, “why should I fund surgery that just lets them carry on drinking”, or “the NHS shouldn’t offer this to people who have brought it on themselves”.

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    The academic integrity of the nursing degree must be protected

    Practice team blog | 10-Mar-2014 12:41 pm

    Last week’s announcement that an apprenticeship route into nursing is to be developed has caused quite a stir.

  • Why won’t trusts pledge to support staff who raise concerns?

    Practice team blog | 10-Feb-2014 5:52 am

    A year on from publication of the Francis report, The Nuffield Trust has published a report on how NHS trusts have responded to Francis’ shocking findings and wide-ranging recommendations. So how much progress has been made?

  • Speak up about revalidation, or forever hold your peace

    Practice team blog | 13-Jan-2014 5:49 am

    Only a couple of decades ago you could, in theory, qualify as a nurse and spend 40 years in the profession without undertaking any form of study or updating. And while examples of nurses who did that may be few and far between I’m long enough in the tooth to remember the introduction of PREP in the 1990s, and I know a few did exist.

  • Practice nurses deserve investment from their employers

    Practice team blog | 16-Dec-2013 9:40 am

    There were some great speakers at the Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit a couple of weeks ago, and delegates left with plenty of food for thought, advice on how to tackle NHS priorities, and new networks of mutual support developed over the two days. Even in the best conferences, often the most valuable aspect for delegates is the opportunity to meet peers, share experiences and ideas and mull over the latest challenges.

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