Jane Bates

Jane Bates
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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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Nursing is hard to define

The nurse’s art is a subtle one, says Jane Bates.

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If life is a blur

Jane Bates reflects on others’ consideration.

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A load of bull

Beware of vanity ‘cures’, says Jane Bates.

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Judgement call

Pain pretenders beware, warns Jane Bates.

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Out in the cold

Jane Bates on the fallout from good intentions.

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Clarity of vision

Jane Bates on the patient backlog in her specialty.

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Sweet salvation

On reflection, Jane Bates is lucky to have made it.

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