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Nagging patients doesn't work

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 28 Jul 2014

Beyond the headlines

Row over nursing training highlights NHS 'entitlement culture'

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesFri, 17 May 2013

Jeremy Hunt believes that the only way to embed a culture of compassion in our nurses is to compel them to work as a healthcare assistant for a year before receiving funding to train as a student nurse. No wonder the RCN hair called this idea ‘stupid’, writes Dr Brunet

GPs have been subject to a 'Friends and Family' test for years already

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 15 Apr 2013

Patients are already choosy about which GP they register with, argues Dr Martin Brunet, so introducing a formal ‘Friends and Family’ test won’t make us perform better or work harder