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Practice team blog

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

All posts from: August 2014

When was the last time you really talked about suicide?

Posted by Fran EntwistleMon, 18 Aug 2014

If anyone ever needed irrefutable evidence that depression doesn’t discriminate, the death of Robin Williams is surely it.

In healthcare, local doesn’t always mean best

Posted by Ann ShuttleworthMon, 11 Aug 2014

Whenever NHS services are reorganised to offer specialist services in centres of excellence there tends to be a public outcry about the loss of local services, with accusations that the reorganisation is an attempt to cut spending. Local MPs vociferously defend those on their patch – often when the reorganisation is the result of their own party’s policies.

'We can't all set off to Sierra Leone or Liberia to look after people with ebola'

Posted by Eileen ShepherdMon, 4 Aug 2014

I can’t imagine what it is like to look after someone with ebola but I got an insight last week when BBC news interviewed a nurse who had just seem a baby die from the virus.