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Jane Bates: Forget pride, it’s over efficiency that comes before a fall 

In her haste to be highly organised, Jane Bates almost costs her trust a fortune by opening an expensive pack of medicine that may not be needed after all

In her haste to be highly organised, Jane Bates almost costs her trust a fortune by opening an expensive pack of medicine that may not be needed after all

I was on a roll. You know what it’s like – you are in for a busy morning and you suddenly up the ante, as though you have been given intravenous double espresso along with the blood cells of an eager-to-please border collie. You have become turbo-nurse, and efficiency oozes from every pore.

They say pride comes before a fall, but in my experience it isn’t pride, it’s being super-organised.

Getting ahead of the game, I opened a pack of the multi-million pound drug that I expected the doctor to use for the next procedure, only to find that the patient was better and didn’t need it.

Scatterbrained

Okay,

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