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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: May 2013

'Older people aren't to blame for NHS problems'

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 27 May 2013

The Telegraph’s website the other day carried the headline “Minister: NHS will collapse if elderly bed-blocking continues”.

Every week needs to be dementia aware for nurses

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 20 May 2013

This is Dementia Awareness week which is a good way to call attention to this common condition. But in reality every week needs to be dementia aware for nurses. And it’s not just for nurses working in care of the older persons and in nursing homes. All nurses will come into contact with patients with dementia – on surgical wards, in  A&E, outpatients, GP surgeries and out in the community.

Are nurses too quick to use rapid tranquillisation?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 13 May 2013

Rapid tranquillisation on mental health wards is much-debated.

'How do we close the research-practice gap?'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 7 May 2013

There is an old man who occasionally catches the same bus as me to the station. When he arrives at the bus stop there is an odour which in the confined space of the bus gets worse.