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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: June 2013

Please Mr Hunt, invest in nurses first

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 25 Jun 2013

It’s another day and there is a new initiative for you to implement. In a bid to improve patient safety and make lines of accountability clear, the health secretary Jeremy Hunt has come up with the idea of putting the name of an accountable nurse above every patient’s bed.

How do you get hospital staff to walk in the shoes of people with dementia?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdTue, 18 Jun 2013

Yesterday I went to see a play Inside out of Mind. Based on a dementia admissions ward it told the story of staff and patients. It captured the chaos, noise and unpredictability of the ward as well as the emotional and physical demands of caring for people with dementia.

'Let’s stop pointing the finger of blame and address the real problems'

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 10 Jun 2013

Since the government aimed its Francis report response firmly at nurses, with many of its promises focusing on “improving” nursing care, I have felt a sense of injustice that the wrong group is being targeted.

‘Why treat a problem when you can throw a pad at it?’

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 3 Jun 2013

In the NHS some patients are more equal than others.