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Ann Shuttleworth

Ann Shuttleworth

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  • In healthcare, local doesn’t always mean best

    Practice team blog | 11-Aug-2014 6:00 am

    Whenever NHS services are reorganised to offer specialist services in centres of excellence there tends to be a public outcry about the loss of local services, with accusations that the reorganisation is an attempt to cut spending. Local MPs vociferously defend those on their patch – often when the reorganisation is the result of their own party’s policies.

  • Can Morecambe Bay lead the way in raising concerns?

    Practice team blog | 7-Jul-2014 6:12 am

    As a board member of a trust put into special measures after a series of high-profile problems including patient deaths, a director of nursing’s first instinct might be to stay below the media parapet – even if the problems didn’t happen on her watch. However, Sue Smith of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has come out fighting to change perceptions of her trust and in particular its nurses and midwives in an exclusive ...

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    Are you a nurse because your dad didn’t wash up?

    Practice team blog | 9-Jun-2014 6:14 am

    What makes people want to go into nursing?

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    How can we move care into the community if there are no nurses to provide it?

    Practice team blog | 12-May-2014 6:35 am

    If it feels like governments have been discussing the shift towards providing a greater proportion of healthcare outside of hospitals for years, that’s because they have.

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    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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