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eileen shepherd

eileen shepherd

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  • Eileen Shepherd

    Can you accept a free pen?

    Practice team blog4 January, 2016 7:00 am

    In the summer of 2015 the Daily Telegraph drew attention to unhealthy relationships between some health professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. It described lavish trips organised by drug manufacturers to promote their products and ultimately influence purchasing and prescribing practice.

  • Eileen Shepherd

    The patients we choose not to touch

    Practice team blog31 August, 2015 7:00 am

    I recently read the novel Even the Dogs, which is a fascinating insight into the lives of homeless and vulnerable people. The author Jon McGregor describes the stark realities of living on the edge of society, but what is most striking are his references to the importance of touch. He writes about how infrequently positive touch occurs in his characters’ lives, and describes one experience of a consultation with a nurse:

  • Does mandatory training have to be boring?

    Practice team blog1 July, 2015 2:23 pm

    In his book Do No Harm retired neurosurgeon Henry Marsh described the irritation of taking time away from his work to sit though mandatory training.

  • 'Let's realise the potential of our practice nurses'

    Practice team blog25 May, 2015 7:00 am

    I wonder if anyone was surprised by the recent news that a group of GP practices have been placed into special measures.

  • 'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'

    Practice team blog20 April, 2015 6:59 am

    A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

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