Month: May 2019

May 13, 2019
Spotting the red flags – in patients and in ourselves

The Centre for Mental Health (CMH) is a charity that aims to do the thinking on behalf of the mental health system through research, economic analysis and influencing policy. Chief Executive Sarah Hughes described its activities as tackling ‘areas other people don’t enjoy looking at’. Poor mental health is common – everyone has experienced mental …

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May 7, 2019
Caring Behind Bars

Haemophilia Nurses Association Annual General Meeting, Birmingham March 29th/30th 2019 We hope that most of the haemophilia nurses attending the HNA AGM in Birmingham did not have first hand experience of one of Her Majesty’s prisons but two speakers definitely did. Yvette Carroll, Primary Care Service Manager, and Michele Ramkissoon, Ward Manager, described the challenges …

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May 2, 2019
Contaminated blood – lessons for our future

When Maureen Fearns, a nurse working at the haemophilia centre in Newcastle, and her colleagues founded the Haemophilia Nurses Association in 1982, they didn’t realise how important its networks and mutual support would be. The nurses who wanted to improve patient care by sharing experiences and learning from one another were soon to face the …

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