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Victoria Thompson

Victoria Thompson

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02077283716
Email:
victoria.thompson@emap.com

Stories

  • Beyond the Bedpan has come to realise that money is a great motivator.

    You love your job AND you want to be paid for it?Subscription

    8 October, 2010Comments (30)

    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

    May I recommend a White Lightning with your pot noodle, sir?Subscription

    3 September, 2010Comments (9)

    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.

  • Getting On, the BBC's darkly comic drama about life on a elderly care ward

    Lights, camera, Bristol Stool Chart...VideoSubscription

    7 August, 2010Comments (13)

    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.

  • Just pop your trousers on the stool and we'll take a look...

    Just pop your trousers on the stool and we'll take a look...Subscription

    23 July, 2010Comments (1)

    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.

  • Painting the ward blue and other dubious ways to beat the recession

    Painting the ward blue and other dubious ways to beat the recession Subscription

    9 July, 2010Comments (5)

    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.

  • Why talk to a patient when you can breathalyse one?

    Why talk to a patient when you can breathalyse one?Subscription

    26 June, 2010Comments (28)

    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.

  • Will they make tea and wash up afterwards?

    Robot nurses: sent to destroy?Subscription

    18 June, 2010Comments (9)

    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 Bristol has launced an iPhone app to give patients information about local NHS services

    NHS services iPhone app launchedVideoSubscription

    15 June, 2010Comments (2)

    NHS Bristol has launched an iPhone app to give patients information about local NHS services.

  • Older people missing benefits of hand holding, warns psychologist

    Older people missing benefits of hand holding, warns psychologistSubscription

    6 June, 2010Comments (4)

    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 round up of the most commented stories on Nursingtimes.net this week

    'I was shocked at how little drug education was involved'Subscription

    4 June, 2010

    A look at what you’ve been talking about on Nursingtimes.net this week…

All by Victoria Thompson