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Practice team blog

Your practice editors Kathryn, Ann, Eileen and Fran talk about nursing in practice

All posts from: September 2011

'We've all had to insist our parents receive a fundamental aspect of care, quickly'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 26 Sep 2011

Depending on how you want to look at it, our collective parents are either draining the NHS of vast proportions of its resources or keeping an awful lot of health professionals in gainful employment.

'Staff need to be clear about what constitutes theft'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 19 Sep 2011

Most parents will have experienced that terrible moment when their first born child comes home from nursery school with a piece of logo or a Playmobile man tucked into a pocket. Did they put it there by accident or did they steal it? What do you do?

'It's a bit of a shame there are no men in the ward, she said'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyWed, 14 Sep 2011

It all seemed pretty straightforward, the drive to have single sex wards and bays.

'It's a disservice to most nurses if we use poor care to define the profession'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyFri, 2 Sep 2011

A Mail online article which criticised the use of tabards also talked about a crisis in nursing. Detailing a story of poor care the author said: ‘Talk to anyone who’s spent time in an NHS hospital recently and, nine times out of ten, you’ll get a similarly unhappy story.’