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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: April 2013

Resources for community clinics must match those of the hospital

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 29 Apr 2013

A friend recently tried to have a Doppler scan and tissue viability assessment in the community rather than in the hospital.

Challenging behaviour is often a symptom, not a personal attack

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 22 Apr 2013

Throughout university we’d been taught that patients with this diagnosis can exhibit “challenging” behaviour, that they can divide teams and we should reflect on how we feel to avoid burnout.

Would you accept payment from the drugs industry?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 15 Apr 2013

Last week the ABPI released figures suggesting that doctors, nurses and other health professionals in the UK received £40m last year from pharmaceutical companies. The money pays for medical education events, training and development, and fees for services such as speaking engagements and participation in advisory boards.

'No other profession has faced the implication that it has been accepting the wrong people'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 8 Apr 2013

Over the years I have seen the nursing profession deal with some enormous challenges, including seismic changes in nurse education, the eradication of an entire level of the profession and countless media storms – both justified and not.