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Behind the Rituals

Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email

All posts from: July 2014

Will NICE’s new safe staffing guidelines be effective in improving patient safety?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 21 Jul 2014

NICE sets out guidance on safe nurse staffing levels for hospitals

Should more patients with diabetes be offered weight loss surgery?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 14 Jul 2014

This week we reported that more people with type 2 diabetes are likely to become eligible for weight-loss surgery.

How do you go the extra mile for your patients?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 7 Jul 2014

Hospital staff efforts ensure bride’s special day goes ahead