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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: December 2013

Will universities protect students who speak out about poor care?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 30 Dec 2013

Two weeks ago, the first of hopefully many schools of nursing signed up to Speak out Safely.

What do you wish for Christmas?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 23 Dec 2013

This Christmas a close friend of mine will be dividing her time between her family and caring for her mother with dementia.

Practice nurses deserve investment from their employers

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 16 Dec 2013

There were some great speakers at the Chief Nursing Officer’s Summit a couple of weeks ago, and delegates left with plenty of food for thought, advice on how to tackle NHS priorities, and new networks of mutual support developed over the two days. Even in the best conferences, often the most valuable aspect for delegates is the opportunity to meet peers, share experiences and ideas and mull over the latest challenges.

When did you last fill out a Yellow Card?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 9 Dec 2013

Nurses are in the best position to observe if a patient has a reaction or a suspected reaction to a medicine they are taking. The good news is that more and more nurses are filling out Yellow Cards – more than hospital doctors but not as many as GPs.

Pick a gender

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 2 Dec 2013

When the announcement came that the three acute mental health wards in the unit I worked were to become single-sex, there was uproar.