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zena Jones

zena Jones

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  • Comment on: Exclusive: Nurses 'more cautious' prescribers than doctors

    zena Jones's comment 14 July, 2014 1:08 pm

    I think this is not a surprise: it might change somewhat over time.

  • Comment on: Wilful neglect of patients offence to become law by 2015

    zena Jones's comment 12 June, 2014 12:18 pm

    Steve Turner | 12-Jun-2014 11:59 am

    The problem with 'vexatious complaints' is the one of perspective: frequently the complainant, and the professional being complained about, are 'seeing different things'.

  • Comment on: Hospitals 'should consider Twitter for patient feedback'

    zena Jones's comment 25 May, 2014 12:56 pm

    tinkerbell | 25-May-2014 11:26 am

    michael stone | 24-May-2014 3:22 pm

    go on then, what's the old court room joke?

    I assume it is the now non-pc one, about a foreign court system based on media reports from the English papers, where the punchline was 'and a small titter ran round the court'. Coyness prevents me from repeating the whole joke.

  • Comment on: Concerning 'disconnect' between staff and managers about NHS culture

    zena Jones's comment 25 May, 2014 12:51 pm

    I would love to see Tinkerbell trapping Cameron in a Joanna Lumley moment!

  • Comment on: Cochrane review questions benefit of Tamiflu

    zena Jones's comment 11 April, 2014 2:46 pm

    'Although one day does not sound like a lot, in a disease that lasts only six days, it is'

    From Wendy Barclay: I'm wondering if she has ever had a bad atatck of flu, herself ? I still 'shout at the TV' whenever a football manager says 'he's got a touch of flu today, but he'll be fine for the weekend' (that 'flu' ISN'T like the flu I had !).

    It might last 'for 6 days' but those 6 days are very different - I can recall 'about a day' of feeling absolutely terrible, when I had flu as a kid. I was laying in bed, soaked in sweat, muscles aching, headache, virtually too weak to stand up, and if I tried to close my eyes, it felt as if someone had tied a rope to my ankles and was swinging me round in a circle. I'm not sure that shortening the overall length of the illness by a tiny bit, would be a good trade if the side effects of this drug are 'it causes nausea and vomiting and increases the risk of headaches' - I wouldn't take that trade-off, knowing how bad I was anyway (in the 24 hours directly before the 'fever breaks and you just feel weak/drained for many days' stage).

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