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Sloppy service

Jane Bates despairs at NHS bureaucracy.

Voices - Advanced support roles require an advanced plan, says Janet Davies

The nursing profession is constantly evolving to meet patient and population need, with...

The Seacole legacy

To move forward in the future, you need to remember the past – where black nurses have come...

Walking tall

Jane Bates is staying in denial a little longer.

A rotten egg

Poor Dotty was listless. In fact, she had been so out of sorts that we were seriously...

Medicines management

My department’s patient group directions are out of date. Does this mean that we are unable...

Voices - Yvonne Coghill says we do not always appreciate what we have in the NHS

With the NHS we have the best healthcare service in the world. It is ‘free at the point of...

Support till the end

Having spent a number of years working as a district nursing sister, I remember the sheer...

A close call

Sometimes instinct takes over, says Jane Bates.

Age of reason

How old are you? Not the number of candles on your birthday cake; I’m talking about your...

Question Marc

I have been told that I have to attend a meeting with my manager next week about a complaint...

Same old story

Jane Bates has no truck with ‘pariah’ attitudes.

Caught napping

I was 19 when I got a job as a trainee reporter on a local paper, and the world of work...

Workforce

Before Twitter, publishing a letter in the Times newspaper was an effective way of...

Voices - The safe staffing challenge needs some Edith Cavell spirit, says Susan Osborne

I recently returned from the Mount Cavell Challenge, a week of physical and mental...

The march goes on

Why is homophobia and discrimination against LGBT people still acceptable in the NHS, asks...

There is no place in health care for unhealthy attitudes towards LGBT staff

As a report from LGBT campaigning charity Stonewall reveals that LGBT health and social care...

A Canadian challenge in honour of nurse Edith Cavell

Susan Osborne travelled to Canada to join other healthcare professionals raising money for...

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