Jane Bates

Jane Bates
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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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Jane Bates: Hanging on the hospital telephone

No matter how cash-strapped we are, should we really be hitting the purses of distressed...

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Why taking a nap is a white-knuckle ride

Jane Bates takes a reckless rest in the silly season.

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Hello, I am not an NHS number

Jane Bates rails against the trend to identify patients by their NHS digits.

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Jane Bates: No place for 'blamers' in the NHS

Those who blame others for their mistakes should not be allowed to get away with it, says Jane Bates.

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Jane Bates: What's in a name?

Jane Bates ponders nurses' esoteric lingo.

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Weeks after Brexit a cloud of uncertainty still lingers

Let's hope common sense prevails going forward after Brexit, says Jane Bates.

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From infection control risk to undermining patient confidentiality, fans have no place in hospitals, says Jane Bates.

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Lost in confusing system for want of a password

Booking appointments in the NHS can be confusing and irrational, says Jane Bates.

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Paying tribute to visionary eye expert Sir Harold Ridley

In praise of an ophthalmologist who pioneered intraocular lens surgery for cataracts.

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When best-laid plans unravel

Jane Bates outlines how she streamlined her practice

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Learning can be a joy when others are willing to teach

We should not be afraid to ask questions when learning, says Jane Bates.

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Making time for people at the end

Patients may die alone because of understaffing in hospitals

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Medical reality dramas do not show the real NHS

Jane Bates questions the authenticity of reality television.

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