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While's Words

The changing face of ill health

‘COVID-19 pandemic… likely created a change in attitudes away from ‘the show must go on’ and fewer feelings of guilt.’ .

Taking sustainability seriously

‘The NHS, like other sectors, is a source of GHG emissions with the NHS emissions representing 4% of England's total carbon footprint and 40% of public sector emissions.’ .

Reflecting carefully upon what we read

‘Our evolutionary development has encouraged our brains to come to swift conclusions without much thinking to avoid immediate dangers, as, in the past, only hearsay and dramatic stories were the...

The challenge of longevity

‘Achieving healthy ageing in later life requires sufficient physical activity, a good diet, mental engagement and emotional wellbeing incorporated into daily life. This is easier for some people, as...

What is working and what isn't in healthcare?

Every year since I can remember there have been apocalyptic headlines declaring that the NHS is at breaking point or close to it. The current dispute with hospital doctors has added pressure to the...

The influenza and COVID-19 season approaches…

‘…the BA.2.86 variant is now more globally dispersed than other variants such as Eris and Fornax, which are of a similar age. This suggests that it is seeding through mass travel as well as an...

Maverick practitioners who do harm

‘The Shipman trial and inquiry challenged the deferential culture surrounding doctors and other authority figures; however, healthcare delivery is predicated upon trust between patients and their...

Antimicrobial resistance post-COVID-19 pandemic

‘…the Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators (2022) estimated that 4.95 million deaths were associated with bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019, with 1.27 million deaths attributable to...

Breathing Good Air Matters for Everyone

‘Air quality impacts health throughout our lifespan, with age contributing to physiological susceptibility and those with pre-existing conditions being particularly at risk to its deleterious...

The pandemic has ended…

‘It has been found that social isolation was associated with mortality from all causes and an increased risk of dementia, that loneliness was associated with heart failure, and poor social...

Sleep and insomnia

‘Circadian rhythms reflect molecular oscillators in the brain, which interact with behavioural and environmental cycles promoting sleep during night time. However, environmental changes such as...

Community nursing as a career

‘Since the COVID-19 pandemic it is clear that more UK nurses are feeling demoralised and incidences of missed care have increased, which has impacted upon levels of dissatisfaction and nurse...

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