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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: August 2012

Time for the NHS to hit back against fraudulent claims?

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 27 Aug 2012

She mentioned how she had been subpoenaed to appear in court as a witness in a false claim for work-related injury brought by a nurse on her ward.

Maybe it's time for Cinderella to go to the ball

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 20 Aug 2012

It’s a long time since I worked as a care assistant in a home for older women with dementia, and back then older people’s nursing (or geriatric nursing as it was known) was called the Cinderella service. It was seen as a backwater where nurses went if they had either no talent or no aspirations.

Does anyone remember when patients made the hot drinks?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 13 Aug 2012

When I was a student we used to ask patients to do the milky drinks rounds in the evenings.

'Patients who put nurses before themselves need putting straight'

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 6 Aug 2012

An elderly woman said to me recently that she wore incontinence pads because it was easier for the nurses.