My father, who has dementia, has just passed another major milestone, his 85th birthday.
Recently I sat with a group of worried doctors who after two years of aggressive recruitment for junior medical staff had not had a single applicant.
We need national guidance on out-of-hours care to ensure people who are deemed fit for discharge are able to go home, argue Liz Lees and Philip Dyer.
For the last 25 years, I have been working in the field of wound healing and more recently in lymphoedema.
In 2004, a child died after being fed through a nasogastric tube that had been misplaced in her lungs.
Only the most ardent retro fan would seriously entertain a return to the days of the nursing cap.
Evaluation through measurement is key to improving quality but how ready are we to be transparent about nursing performance, asks Anne Cooper.
Despite school nurses’ remarkable contribution to the health of young people, we are facing a shortage of these vital practitioners - and increasing demands for their services.
Good communication, openness, honesty and support are key to making palliative care manageable for relatives and carers
The potential that social media has to reach out to patients and the public is enormous, and healthcare professionals are just starting to act on this.