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The big question: should there be more restrictions placed on the use of e-cigarettes?


The World Health Organisation has recently said that electronic cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion.

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60 seconds with... Andrea Denton


We talk to Andrea Denton, senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, who has been a nurse for 29 years.

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Sandra Smith

Applying life experiences


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

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Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing A Systems Approach

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Systems Approach


‘This is book is aimed at pre-registration nursing students and other healthcare students but would also be appropriate for training or qualified assistant practitioners.’

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'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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'I listened but I didn't HEAR'

'I listened but I didn't HEAR'


One of the most commonly encountered situations we deal with as managers is when our junior nurses ‘make errors’. 

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