Jane Bates struggles to stick to the point when taking part in a health questionnaire.
Jane Bates argues that ‘wisening up’ patients by telling them the cost of their healthcare to the NHS is a step too far.
As she braces herself for Dry January, Jane Bates reflects on the ‘good old days’, when alcohol was nasty medicine to be avoided at all costs.
It is not just older people who have no friends or family to call on in times of need, says Jane Bates.
The Christmas pantomime is as traditional as carols by candlelight and Christmas pudding, and everybody should be able to enjoy it, says Jane Bates.
The introduction of the nursing associate role highlights years of poor decision-making and qualified nurses need their questions answered, says Jane Bates.
Follow Danish tradition and snuggle down by the fireside to keep warm this winter, says Jane Bates.
In a bid to tackle her creaking joints, Jane Bates turns to turmeric.
Cuts to administrative support and increasing amounts of ‘paperwork’ are taking nurses away...
There is an important distinction between cure and treatment, but some patients just don’t...
Time is a rare commodity in the NHS, but patients still love to talk, says Jane Bates
Jane Bates navigates the minefield of taking tricky phone calls from patients.
Enquiring relatives are no longer given a bland brush-off by staff – and rightly so.
Feeling guilty for existing is no way to live, says Jane Bates.
Old age or dehydration? Jane Bates investigates the cause of her night-time muscle spasms.
Take care of the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves, says Jane Bates.
Greater acceptance of older people with dementia is helping families to cope, says Jane...
How would you test a patient’s mobility after an operation? Jane Bates didn’t need to thanks...