Jane Bates

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Jane Bates: I’m just a girl who can’t say no...or yes

Jane Bates struggles to stick to the point when taking part in a health questionnaire.

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Jane Bates: Telling patients the cost of their care is immoral

Jane Bates argues that ‘wisening up’ patients by telling them the cost of their healthcare to the NHS is a step too far.

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Jane Bates: The perils of alcohol

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.

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Jane Bates: Not a soul to call on

It is not just older people who have no friends or family to call on in times of need, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: ‘Tis the season to be jolly

The Christmas pantomime is as traditional as carols by candlelight and Christmas pudding, and everybody should be able to enjoy it, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: Where does the nursing associate role leave qualified nurses?

The introduction of the nursing associate role highlights years of poor decision-making and qualified nurses need their questions answered, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: Embrace 'hygge' this winter

Follow Danish tradition and snuggle down by the fireside to keep warm this winter, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: spice up your life

In a bid to tackle her creaking joints, Jane Bates turns to turmeric.

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Jane Bates: safe staffing is more than just a numbers game

Cuts to administrative support and increasing amounts of ‘paperwork’ are taking nurses away...

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Jane Bates: so much for modern medicine

There is an important distinction between cure and treatment, but some patients just don’t...

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Jane Bates: what goes on behind closed doors

Time is a rare commodity in the NHS, but patients still love to talk, says Jane Bates

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Bring your A game

Jane Bates navigates the minefield of taking tricky phone calls from patients.

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Jane Bates: What ‘eating cake’ means to a loved one

Enquiring relatives are no longer given a bland brush-off by staff – and rightly so.

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Older people deserve quality of life too

Feeling guilty for existing is no way to live, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: The nightmare of nocturnal cramps

Old age or dehydration? Jane Bates investigates the cause of her night-time muscle spasms.

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Procurement problems: what lies beneath?

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: Nurses' vital role in changing attitudes towards people with dementia

Greater acceptance of older people with dementia is helping families to cope, says Jane...

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Jane Bates: Animal magic in tending the sick

How would you test a patient’s mobility after an operation? Jane Bates didn’t need to thanks...

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