Martin Jones, Clinical Nurse Specialist HIV, East Sussex Downs & Weald. Martin Jones has worked in sexual health and HIV since 1986.
Two contrasting events occurred this month. Both stirred my emotions. More NHS bad news was splashed all over the media. On the front page of The Guardian, “Hospital faces claim of cancer care cover-up. Police considering allegations that delays to treatment put lives at risk”. Despite living and working over a hundred miles from Colchester I was upset. As an NHS nurse, I felt connected to the allegations of poor care.Sadly, it is possible to imagine the pressures on staff in Essex. On
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