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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: July 2014

Are you ready for a cardiac arrest?

Posted by Kathryn GodfreyMon, 28 Jul 2014

Inevitably nurses in some areas such as cardiac care and casualty are more ready than others. Are you ready for such an event? 

Nurses don’t grow on trees: will NICE’s new safe staffing guidelines improve safety?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 21 Jul 2014

The second I walked onto the ward I knew something was wrong.

Should we charge for GP appointments?

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 14 Jul 2014

A few weeks ago nurses at RCN congress hotly debated a controversial resolution to introduce a standard charge for GP appointments. Thankfully it was overwhelmingly rejected.

Can Morecambe Bay lead the way in raising concerns?

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 7 Jul 2014

As a board member of a trust put into special measures after a series of high-profile problems including patient deaths, a director of nursing’s first instinct might be to stay below the media parapet – even if the problems didn’t happen on her watch. However, Sue Smith of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has come out fighting to change perceptions of her trust and in particular its nurses and midwives in an exclusive ...