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It’s Never Easy These Days

Anecdotal accounts of nursing in days gone by are popular in books and TV

Anecdotal accounts of nursing in days gone by are popular in books and TV.

Similar reminiscences by hospital managers are much rarer, so this slim volume is to be welcomed in helping to complete a more realistic view of how the NHS functioned.

The author began his management career at the age of 22 when he was put in charge of the medical and surgical stores for a group of hospitals. As he had little idea what a catheter was, a steep learning curve was essential.

This book will delight those who remember this period, and will enlighten those who are more recent recruits.

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