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michael stone

michael stone

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  • Comment on: New nurse roles in pharmacy and therapy mooted by training chief

    michael stone's comment 18-Dec-2014 12:44 pm

    I admit to not being sure what the proposal is - is this a nurse pharmacist (which I would take to be a pharmacist with nursing skills added in), or a pharmacist nurse (reverse of previous - a pharmacist nurse would I think be a nurse with unusual expertise in pharmacy added in), or people with equivalent skills in both nursing and pharmacy ?

  • Comment on: Norfolk community hospital staff welcome Santa on a tractor

    michael stone's comment 18-Dec-2014 12:40 pm

    Anonymous | 16-Dec-2014 11:57 am Not that I expect you to read it, my post at 03/12/14 - 11:40 in the series at: http://www.dignityincare.org.uk/Discuss_and_debate/Discussion_forum/?obj=viewThread&threadID=751&forumID=45 is relevant to your comment: I'm not knocking HCPs, and I'm not claiming any 'saintly' personal qualities.

  • Comment on: The big question: why is nursing becoming more stressful?

    michael stone's comment 17-Dec-2014 9:36 am

    The comment was from a consultant medic - I simply posted it.

  • Comment on: The big question: why is nursing becoming more stressful?

    michael stone's comment 16-Dec-2014 1:37 pm

    About a week ago, a consultant medic sent me an e-mail (and we were discussing a different issue - so this was by way of 'contributory background information') which started, with a comment about how busy NHS clinicians are: 'In essence, most frontline doctors and nurses are snowed under with numerous demands on their time. Hospitals are hugely pressurised both at front and back door, with increasingly sick patients, local authorities have been savagely cut, impacting on social care, mental health and primary care services are grossly underfunded. GPs are seeing 30 to 40 people a day alongside all the administration and the retiring GP workforce hasnt been adequately replaced. Hospitals like my own are routinely seeing 250 to 300 people in A&E each 24 hours and admitting around 90 of them. Staff have lots of regulatory and performance and financial pressures, their own revalidation, appraisal to consider and sometimes have to deal with very unhappy patients/families/complaints etc.' That does look 'quite stressful' ?

  • Comment on: Norfolk community hospital staff welcome Santa on a tractor

    michael stone's comment 16-Dec-2014 11:46 am

    'The visit to the hospital, which is run by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, was organised by the Norfolk Vintage and Classic Tractor Club. A convoy of six vintage tractors drove to the hospital to hand out gifts for patients, bought as a result of the club’s fundraising efforts.' Ignoring any typos, I'm just rather heartwarmed that this type of thing actually happens !

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