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I. Setting the scene: an introduction

I. Setting the scene: an introduction

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INFLUENCES UPON COMMUNITY NURSING            The economic crisis of the 1970s led to the first real major reforms in the National Health Service (NHS). The centralisation of administrative power led to dissatisfaction amongst NHS employees. In 1976 the Resource Allocation Working Party reviewed the allocation of funds and began the move away […]

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Nurses blame Holby City for unrealistic expectations

Nurses blame Holby City for unrealistic expectations

Television hospital dramas like Holby City are leading patients’ families to expect medical “miracles” with injury lawyers exploiting their unrealistic hopes, a nursing conference has heard. Medical dramas fuelling a culture of litigiousness at the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) annual conference in Bournemouth. Nurses also warned that a fear of being sued could lead […]

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