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Lesbian and gay life

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Editorial

In December last year my partner Martin came with me to my unit’s Christmas party. This was not something new. He had met many of my colleagues before and most...

My experience of getting tamiflu was a chaotic one

04 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Letter

I was shocked at how quickly I came down with swine flu. My symptoms came out in ten minutes. I am asthmatic, so I tried to contact my GP. The line was busy all...

Webwise

23 February 2010

Nursing Standard

Reviews

SHout loud (Sexual Health out loud) is a website helping people to share their views about sexual health, contraception and HIV services in England.

Positioning Identities – Lesbians’and Gays’ Experiences with Mental Health Care

11 November 2008

Nursing Standard

Book Review

A placard stating that one in five lesbian and gay teenagers attempt suicide set Hazel Platzer on a journey of research into homophobia in health care. She...

Webwise

12 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Reflection

The Coalition on Men and Boys aims to explore the issues and problems faced by the male sex in the UK.

NHS Direct is putting cash before clinical services

25 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Letter

NHS Direct intends to shed 200 nurses and health advisers to make efficiency savings, and to recruit 30 band 5 nurses with 12-18 months’ experience (features May 5).

Prepare to be moved

07 April 2009

Nursing Standard

General article

The functions of primary care trusts (PCTs), a hybrid of commissioning and service provision, are in the process of being split and many PCT staff will move to new...

Hotline to health

08 August 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

NHS Direct may be going through a rough patch, but there is no doubt that it has been a ground-breaking service. Public reaction to a nurse-led telephone health...

The impact of inequality – how to make sick societies healthier

11 April 2006

Nursing Standard

Book Review

In recent decades, we in the western world have almost prided ourselves on our move towards a ‘classless’ society. Yet a divide of the haves and have-nots is...

Nurses have skills to assess blood donor infection risk

12 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Letter

There is a shortage of blood donors in the UK, yet gay and bisexual men continue to be banned for life from donating blood (features March 23, letters March 30).