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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: October 2013

'Sometimes you have to take the clinic to the person'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 28 Oct 2013

Driving home today from a visit to a homeless service, I was reminded of the quote, “you can judge a society by the way it treats its prisoners, its minorities, the poor and the infirm”.

The first time: Being a real-life nurse

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 21 Oct 2013

No matter how good your training is, and even if you are starting your nursing career on a ward where you’ve had a placement, everyone experiences that wave of anxiety when they feel the weight of The Keys in their hand for the first time.

Ask yourself what you achieved today, not what you failed to do

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 14 Oct 2013

We recently published an article about the use of cognitive behavioural therapy to help depression and low self esteem in post natal mothers. The project was successful in alleviating their symptoms and helping them cope.

Why hasn't every NHS organisation embraced Speak out Safely?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 7 Oct 2013

When we started inviting NHS organisations to declare their support for Speak out Safely, I naively thought it would be fairly easy. Send an email to all the CEOs and they’ll review their whistleblowing policies, making a public commitment to support and protect their staff if they raise concerns about patient care or safety.