There cannot be many of you who haven't heard about Dr Kate Granger and her Twitter campaign #hellomynameis. I recently had the pleasure of listening to Kate speak. It was depressing to hear of her experiences. After all, if nurses can't even be bothered to communicate with their patients, what hope is there is instilling confidence?
In this blog, Kate outlines why she started the campaign and what has grown from it.
In September 2014, the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (LLCF) was awarded a grant by the Department of Health to produce and disseminate a Compendium of Best Practice from within the large network of Leg Clubs currently operating in England. The idea behind the project was to understand, co-ordinate and summarise the best practices undertaken by the volunteers, nurses and members who attend the Leg Clubs every week, and to share that information among Leg Clubs, and the healthcare community at large. This article reports on the outcome.
Exudate management is a challenge in chronic wound healing. Too much will delay healing, as will too little. But how much is too much? Do we fully understand what it does? In this article, Sylvie Hampton provides some answers.
You may remember that we featured Helen Mountford's winning Molnlycke Scholarship entry, in issue 2. Then, in issue 3, we carried an article about Acorns Hospice, Helen's place of work. In this issue, Helen outlines how she and the team have developed a wound care prevention and management programme for children.
In part two of this overview of diabetes, Frank gives a svery simple summary of treatments and shares his experiences of diabetes.
An in-house stop smoking service at King’s Health Partners, targeting NHS staff, has achieved an impressive 60 per cent quit rate at four weeks. Jo Carlowe finds out how they did it.
(Original article published in The Advisor Spring 2015.)