Beyond the Bedpan has come to realise that money is a great motivator. It gives us time and comfort and keeps us in gin and tonic and kettle chips. So why are nurses expected to do their jobs for free?
Bank holiday is a boozy time for a lot of us. Beyond the Bedpan loves nothing more than a lazy BBQ and a glass of wine. And we’d barely recovered from our bank holiday binge when we stumbled across two alcohol stories that seemed to contradict one another.
Lights, camera, Bristol Stool Chart...VideoSubscription
Beyond the Bedpan had always felt that the portrayal of nurses on television was a bit hit and miss to say the least. If it’s not images of saucy nurses romping about with the doctors then it’s subservient, silent handmaidens.
Beyond the Bedpan, along with our “seen it all before” readers, isn’t afraid to talk about embarrassing illnesses. Rashes, itching, discharge. There’s not much that will shock us.
Cash-strapped trusts take note: not everyone has been tickled by the news that a London hospital hired out one of its wards to be used as the set for a porn film.
As I’m sure you’re aware, Beyond the Bedpan loves nothing more than to look down our nose at people. We’re naturally suspicious. So the recommendation that nurses and midwives give breath tests to pregnant women to check if they’re lying about smoking seems highly sensible to us.
Robot nurses: sent to destroy?Subscription
Beyond the Bedpan isn’t sure what to make of the new breed of hospital robots that have recently appeared in the news. Are they a wonderful tool that will make nurses’ lives easier … or death on wheels?
NHS services iPhone app launchedVideoSubscription
NHS Bristol has launched an iPhone app to give patients information about local NHS services.
Holding hands is becoming an activity for the young and in love, leaving many older people lonely and missing out on important physical contact with family members, a recent poll has suggested.
A look at what you’ve been talking about on Nursingtimes.net this week…