Jane Bates

Chocolate in veganuary
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Jane Bates: When Veganuary seems a diet challenge too far

Gloomy days and chocolate conspire against the meat-free, dairy-free nutritional trend

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Jane Bates: Advice that’s tough to digest

Nutrition advice to pregnant women can cause anxiety, says Jane Bates

Worrying about failure
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Jane Bates: Well-being is on trend, but no one’s talking about fear of failure

For many of us, learning from our mistakes seems merely an expression, not an option

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Jane Bates: new year, new rules

While Brexit may not mean Brexit, New Year always means resolutions

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Jane Bates: Don’t let the bad fairy handle patient complaints

Even with a well-run clinic schedule you can’t please everyone

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Jane Bates: My message to NHS managers this festive season

Our columnist’s thoughts turn to Christmas, killjoys… and rhyming couplets

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Jane Bates: you are wrong about agency nurses, Mr Health Secretary

Agency nurses don't demoralise NHS staff – it's the sheer lack of nurses that's the problem

Confused woman taking a pill
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Why can't drug names be easy to pronounce?

A surprising answer leaves Jane Bates incredulous

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Jane Bates: telling someone they can’t see well enough to drive is not my favourite task

I'm glad driver eyesight – or lack of it – is now being taken seriously by traffic police

Older woman with a hearing aid
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Jane Bates: Sound and vision can help with dementia

The sensory losses that can come with age have a big impact on mental health

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Jane Bates: We can’t go digital without funding

Matt Hancock’s ambition to put technology at the heart of the NHS will require investment

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Jane Bates: Nanny knows best

Jane Bates argues the case for a bit more nannying

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Jane Bates: Skewed system lets bullying flourish

Two topical stories highlight flaws in the way the NHS deals with complaints against staff

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Jane Bates: A rude reminder of my student self

Jane Bates recalls a surprising use for the tough loo rolls of yesteryear

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HbA1c: What's in a name? And how can I remember it?

Remembering the name of the diabetes blood test is a challenge, says Jane Bates

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Jane Bates: You should get that looked at…

Given how difficult it can be to see a GP, are people finding other routes to healthcare?

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Jane Bates: It's time to be pushy

After the pay debacle and with staffing in crisis, it’s time to be pushy, says Jane Bates

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Jane Bates: On the IT road to fairyland

Jane Bates fights back tears as she battles an NHS computer programme

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