Monthly Archives: February 2013

Nursing and the approved mental health professional role

Further to my mentioning of a new paper on the development of the approved mental health professional (AMHP) role, and what this might mean for nurses, here now is a link to a full text open access version downloadable from … Continue reading

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Abstract-sifting, a new publication, and music to work by

Not much time for blogging lately, what with one thing and another. I’ve turned into a kind of abstract-sifting machine, poring over the details of papers for possible inclusion in two unrelated evidence syntheses/literature reviews. Amongst other things I’ve also … Continue reading

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Gold and green

Further to my earlier open access blogs, here and here, having finally worked my way through the unexpectedly heavy traffic around the University Hospital of Wales I spent the first part of today in an open access workshop, facilitated by … Continue reading

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Getting back to it

A quick post following a half-term break. Cornwall proved to be a fine place to spend last week. It is, truly, a most beautiful part of the country. Here’s a photo of the beach at St Ives to prove it. … Continue reading

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Cash for compassion?

After Francis, what is to be done? Should we employ new hospital staff, and improve the ratio of nurses to health care assistants? Invest in the development of a cadre of strong clinical leaders, equipped with the skills and vision … Continue reading

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Noting the publication of the Francis Report

Today is all about the publication of the final report from the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, as chaired by Robert Francis QC. So not a day to be blogging about the normal rhythms of work and life. … Continue reading

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Research, open access and academic blogging [2]

In last month’s Research, open access and academic¬†blogging post I neglected to ask the obvious question: why are the article processing charges (APCs) levied by some open access journals so high? In that post I gave the example of BMC … Continue reading

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