Delays in diagnosing endometriosis are causing misery and pain for many women and costing the NHS a fortune in unnecessary investigations.
Certain words are just unacceptable to nurses.
GPs can now raise concerns about drivers without telling them – and about time too, says Jane Bates.
When an interpreter for a deaf patient failed to show up, Jane Bates had to turn to acting to get her points across.
As a snap general election is announced, Jane Bates wants to know why the NHS is not being given the same political priority as Brexit.
When frontline NHS staff experience a personal attack in the line of duty, employers must deal with it rather than brush it under the carpet, says Jane Bates.
As well as helping patients to relax, banter can be a useful tool in getting important messages across.
After taking on NHS Improvement over the agency ban, the RCN now has a bigger fight on its hands over nurses' dismal 1% pay rise, says Jane Bates.
With a recent survey showing nurses are taking antidepressants and going on sick leave due to stress, Jane Bates asks if anybody cares enough to do something about the pressures they face.
With the NHS more understaffed than ever, patients have to start meeting health professionals half way by at least providing us with essential information, says Jane Bates.
Why should nurses settle for a miserly 1% pay increase when senior officials are still earning six-figure salaries, asks Jane Bates.
Some complaints are caused by a simple misunderstanding, so don't take them too much to heart, says Jane Bates.
With military metaphors abounding in the NHS, Jane Bates reflects on fighting the 'enemy' - exhaustion and lack of time
When work-related stress causes you to channel your inner Shakespeare, it’s time to get a grip, says Jane Bates.
Despite the fast pace of today’s society, delivering safe and effective care does not happen in an instant, says Jane Bates.
Patients have a right to know about the common side effects of their medicines, but reciting a list of unlikely complications could result in them refusing to take them, says Jane Bates.
If you are going to pass out, please do it somewhere spacious, says Jane Bates.
The NHS does not have the capacity to cope with a large-scale environmental emergency, such as The Great Smog of 1952 which killed 12,000 people, says Jane Bates.