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The big question: why are NHS sickness absence rates falling?

The big question: why are NHS sickness absence rates falling?

14-Aug-2014

Recent data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre revealed that staff are taking less time off for illness than they were five years ago, despite a rise in pressure.

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Sandra Smith

Applying life experiences

4-Aug-2014

Sandra Smith has drawn on skills learnt in jobs as diverse as army driver and hairdresser in her healthcare career

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Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

Passing Calculations Tests for Nursing Students

18-Aug-2014

‘Definitely nursing students of any branch, potential applicants for nursing, and anyone who has graduated that wants to brush up on their drug calculations skills, should read this book’

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Use your inner detective to recognise the clues that reveal your patients’ experience

Work out what your patients think

5-Aug-2014

Use your inner detective to recognise the clues that reveal your patients’ experience

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Mark-Radcliffe

'Initial NHS contact can affect patients’ opinions of nurses'

Apparently I have to have a wisdom tooth removed. “It’s facing completely the wrong way,” the dentist said, as if I had somehow arranged for it to grow in the direction of Belgium on purpose. “I’ll refer you to the dental hospital - don’t hold your breath.”

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Poll of the Week

Closure of public toilets impacts on the most vulnerable members of society

Closure of public toilets impacts on the most vulnerable members of society

21-Aug-2014

The first public toilet in Britain opened over 150 years ago – and for a long time they were a matter of considerable civic pride.

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