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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: November 2011

'Nothing happens at the weekend'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyTue, 29 Nov 2011

Patients should be as safe in hospital at the weekend as they are during the week. And from a nursing point of view we need to avoid that ‘nothing happens at the weekend’ feeling that patients can get.

'Washing my patients' feet'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 21 Nov 2011

Without even thinking I replied “washing patients’ feet!” Perhaps an odd answer but for me, somehow, it sums up what nursing is all about.

'The students’ situation could be a sign of worse things to come'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 14 Nov 2011

How ironic that one in four student nurses who responded to our survey had difficulty in getting a flu jab.

Let's nap on nights: but not in the bath

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 7 Nov 2011

When one of my nursing friends was on nights she used to have a sleep in one of the ward baths during her break.