Jane Bates

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Jane Bates: Patients must start taking responsibility for their own health

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.

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Jane Bates: Stop squandering money on quango chiefs and pay nurses what they are worth

Why should nurses settle for a miserly 1% pay increase when senior officials are still earning six-figure salaries, asks Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: Keep complaints in perspective

Some complaints are caused by a simple misunderstanding, so don't take them too much to heart, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: Working on the frontline can feel like a battle

With military metaphors abounding in the NHS, Jane Bates reflects on fighting the 'enemy' - exhaustion and lack of time

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Jane Bates: To sleep, perchance to dream

When work-related stress causes you to channel your inner Shakespeare, it’s time to get a grip, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: Beware the impatient patient

Despite the fast pace of today’s society, delivering safe and effective care does not happen in an instant, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: The medication information dilemma

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.

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Jane Bates: toilets are no place for resuscitating patients

If you are going to pass out, please do it somewhere spacious, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: Tackle air pollution before the NHS goes under

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.

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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...