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On death and dying: The Liverpool Care Pathway

The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) is widely used, and recognised as best practice when caring for patients who are end of life. It aim is to guide the multi-disciplinary team in areas such as...

Mental Capacity Act 2005: What it means for your practice

The Mental Capacity act was something that I knew little about, until recently a few patients came through our unit that we had concerns about their capacity, which led to the need to take action. ...

Clinical Governance and Risk Managment

One of the aspects of UK healthcare that is supposed to help us provide good quality care for our patients in clinical governance. All NHS organisations will have clinical governance committees and...

Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how do I prepare for an interview, and over the years of both being interviewed and interviewing I have built up a stockpile of questions and...

Studying in the UK: A guide to Academic Writing

1. Plan Before you start, have an good idea about what your going to aim to write about and discuss this with your tutor. Quite often good ideas can be swamped by the shear volume of information...

Changes in the NHS under the "ConDem" governement

There are major changes ahead in the way the NHS in England will be funded this will mean what for the staff who work on the shop floor. According to this article, patients will not...

International Nurses and UK nursing

One of the topics that is raised frequently in the UK and International forums is how does an international nurse go about working in the UK. The replies are often negative and in general try to...


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