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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: June 2014

Health promotion needs to be of this planet to be effective

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 30 Jun 2014

A suggestion by doctors on how to prevent teenagers smoking was made for a different utopia than the one we live in

Do politicians play on the fact many nurses would feel striking is "abandoning" their patients?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 23 Jun 2014

When we asked this question last week on twitter, we were stunned by the unanimous “yes!” we received from nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Why do we need to know about legal highs?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 16 Jun 2014

I have two teenage children who have been through a school system that claims to educate them about the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse. In year five of primary school they both graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education programme and have regular PHSE classes at secondary school.

Are you a nurse because your dad didn’t wash up?

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 9 Jun 2014

What makes people want to go into nursing?

Lack of community nurses is policy madness

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 2 Jun 2014

The policy message has been transmitted and understood. Delivery of care needs to shift from the hospital setting into the community. Where possible, it is best for patients to be cared for in their own home. Shorter stays in hospital, delivering what patients want, enhances recovery, reduces risk of hospital-acquired infection.