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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: March 2014

How can we show our appreciation of student nurses?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 31 Mar 2014

Not wanting to miss out on the excitement, I took my laptop to reception and based myself there to meet our shortlist.

Would you value a week away with your team?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 24 Mar 2014

As we know nursing is a 24-hour job. Patients that need care require  it just as much at two o’clock in the morning as they do at three in the afternoon. And they need it as much at weekends as they do during the week.

Why is it so difficult to give a patient a drink?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 17 Mar 2014

How difficult can it be to take a glass of water, put it to a patient’s lips and get them to drink?

The academic integrity of the nursing degree must be protected

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 10 Mar 2014

Last week’s announcement that an apprenticeship route into nursing is to be developed has caused quite a stir.

Wishing I was a student nurse now

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 3 Mar 2014

I spent a day last week experiencing the adult student nurse programme at City University in London. The student nurses on that programme will be spending time on placement on the same wards that I trained on 35 years ago. Without a doubt I know who is getting a better deal – the patients now.