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Jane Bates works in outpatients in Hampshire.
But once a year
Jane Bates sings songs of appraisal
I once lost half a day of my precious holiday after I mistakenly swallowed a mega-drowsy antihistamine that I usually only take at night.
Take the blame
Jane Bates resents master manipulators.
A warm ending
Jane Bates laments the end of the drinks round.
A recent public health exhibition in London featured a map of Soho, where my ancestors lived in the mid-1800s.
We learn from mistakes, writes Jane Bates
None too clever
I am sure many of you are fans of the BBC TV programme 'Call the Midwife'. As a Londoner, I remember that world from my childhood, when I was taught by nuns as kind and gentle as those in Nonnatus House.
There has been no response to the Francis report as passionately debated as the issue of nurse training. It gets everyone hot under the collar.
It was though tears that I read about the death of Susan Pembrey in a recent issue of Nursing Standard.
Think about it
'We nurses are toothless,' I ranted to another NHS employee. I was so fired up with indignation that I had forgotten he was my dentist.