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Ian Peate

Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing

Investing in adult social care

Some patients are unable to be discharged from hospital because councils do not have the funds or wherewithal to facilitate their care afterwards. The media reports that hospital corridors in...

Integrated care systems

Collaboration between health and social care has been accelerated significantly over the last 2 years, demonstrating what can been done when working together, being flexible, adopting new technology...

HIV: no one is safe until we are all safe

Over the past 2 years the pandemic has dominated the world's attention, leading to a focus on health and how pandemics can impact on the lives and livelihoods of individuals. We have once again seen,...

On being poor

Being poor exposes people to a number of unbearable conditions that prevent individuals, families and communities achieving fulfilment and being the best they can be.

World Toilet Day: making the invisible visible

World Toilet Day is marked every year on 19 November, with this year's theme being ‘let's make the invisible visible’. Declared an official annual United Nations (UN) event in 2013, it aims to...

Suicide among female nurses

Data concerning women who died by suicide while employed as nurses over a 6-year period (2011-2016) determined that female registered nurses appear to be at significantly higher risk than the...

Why are nurses leaving?

The Nuffield Trust informs us what nurses, nurse managers, directors of nursing and chief nursing officers have known for some time: nurses are leaving the profession in droves (Palmer and Rolewicz,...

The crisis in dental care

As our NHS came into being in 1948 this meant, for the first time ever, that dental care was free at the point of use. This led to a dramatic change in the way in which people were able to gain access...

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