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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: July 2012

'Nothing in nursing is really simple; comprehension of its complexity is vital'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 30 Jul 2012

Like many of you who commented on the story on this website, I question whether the staff had grasped the significance of their patient’s diagnosis.

'The time that students offer to patients can be invaluable'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 23 Jul 2012

In this time of stretched resources and staff cuts, student nurses can provide an extra element of care for patients.

'Whistleblowers need a supportive stance to be reflected in UK law'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 16 Jul 2012

The recent news that pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline had received a record-breaking fine for fraud grabbed my attention.

'It can be hard for acute units to change their mindset to care for the dying'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 9 Jul 2012

A report has found that relatives and carers are less satisfied with the experience of having a loved one be cared for in an acute hospital setting than in a hospice or at home.

'When I first heard about the family and friends test I was sceptical'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 3 Jul 2012

Last week my new neighbour asked if I could recommend my GP practice.