Unless you've been living in a cave, you'll know that the coronavirus has affected daily life. I myself have been working with PanSurg at Imperial College London collating data on the virus between work hours. I cannot stress how hard working these guys have been. Between 12-hour shifts these guys volunteer their time to work … Continue reading What’s Your Value?
My postgrad is coming close. The hours worked in A and E will be reduced soon and I'm having to refer project opportunities to other people. One thing that gladly doesn't change is the email correspondence. I love hearing from people, exchanging ideas and listening to other peoples' stories. Recently I have received a number of … Continue reading What do you want out of this?
Bubbles are very real damaging things. Most people don’t see them until they’re too late. In-fact, it’s this sort of blindness that facilitates bubbles. There seems to be three ingredients. Firstly the new area is over-hyped, it is then perpetuated, and finally when it can no longer be sustained it collapses. To get a sense … Continue reading Is nursing education a bursting bubble?
As doctors and nurses we always want to prevent/reduce disease. The introduction of new technology keeps telling us that we will reduce mistakes, treat certain diseases and reduce cost of certain treatment pathways. However, although technology is accelerating at an alarming rate we don’t see patient safety increasing in the same manner. In some years … Continue reading The Peltzman Effect and Patient Safety
Florence Nightingale arrived at a military hospital in Scutari, Crimea to find squalor, chaos and death.She left it organised, efficient and a less dangerous place to stay. The organisational skills of Nightingale are well known, and rightly celebrated for saving the lives of many soldiers, but it was through her lesser known abilities that she … Continue reading What does nursing have in common with statistics?