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Ambulance or Nurse?

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 02nd January 2018 at 9:00 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

The Independant have an interesting story where, due to the shortage of ambulances the plan is to send community nurses first for patients over the age of 65 who have had a fall. This is a bad idea. But first, as a quick update on my career, I went from nursing into the ambulance service, and then returned to nursing. At the moment community nursing. So I’ve done both of the roles that the article is talking about. The ambulance role is very much different from community nursing. When a community...
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Post-Bingo NHS

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 01st January 2018 at 8:00 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

I took a look at my blog the other day. ‘Last post Jan 18 2016’, so nearly a year spent noodling around on Twitter rather than actually writing anything. I’d started a new job and that needed a fair bit of my attention, then there were games to play and food to eat and things to build. Then before you know it you’ve stopped writing and replaced it with reusing other people’s writing by ‘retweeting’ it. Urgh. No one reads blogs anymore, or so goes the common consensus, but when I use...
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No Fear of Death

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 18th January 2016 at 0:31 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

In my last post I was asked in a comment why I don’t fear death, what brought me to that attitude towards it. I would guess that due to the amount of death, ‘near death’, and ‘about to die’ that I have seen due to my work it has driven me to think about it a bit more than a ‘normal’ person would. The two things that influence my thoughts about death would be my atheism, and my grasp, tenuous as it may be at some times, of logic. Firstly, my atheism, means...
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Nightmares Don’t Work On Me

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 12th January 2016 at 20:35 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

I’m not massively scared of anything. In part because I’ve seen a lot of bad stuff, in part because once you are not scared of dying a lot of fear goes away. So when my brain wants to try and scare me with a nightmare it has to get a bit ‘creative’. So it tries to frustrate me – Last night I dreamt that there was an older Star Wars ‘sequel’, it made no plot sense, the lightsabers were plastic toys doused in lighter fuel, and David Cameron had a guest role. Bad...
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New Year Resolution

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 31st December 2015 at 23:46 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

Normally I don’t care for New Year resolutions, in my view one day is much like another. This is something that is also reinforced by shift work – I barely had any idea what day it was, let alone the date. Heck sometimes I didn’t know my own name. So, one day is very much the same as another one, so why wait for a special date to make a change in your life. However, this year feels different, in part I think it’s because I’m not in work (I am technically,but it’s…...
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Open Mike

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 19th December 2015 at 15:38 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

Taps mike Is this thing on?

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Margaret Haywood

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 15th September 2015 at 13:40 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

As some of you may know, as well as being ambulance staff, I'm also a registered nurse. For that privilege I pay the NMC a sum of money every year to be on the professional register. If I am not on that register then I cannot practice as a nurse. Should I ever have to leave the ambulance service nursing would allow me to pay the rent. The NMC have the power to strike me off the register, meaning that I would no longer be able to work as a nurse. Which is why this blog should come to an end. No...
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What a Difference A Day Makes

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 09th July 2015 at 0:14 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

What a Difference a day makes. On the anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, In the Commons, MPs paid tribute to the actions of NHS workers and members of the emergency services in the wake of the bombings. Speaking during health questions in the chamber, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham described the actions of NHS staff on the day as “heroic”. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt praised the “extraordinary bravery” of the emergency services. And then one day later Public sector...
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Thoughts on 10 years later

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 08th July 2015 at 7:38 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

There is a reason why I tend to keep off the internet when the 7/7 bombings anniversary rolls around, it’s not because of any traumatic memories (I did nothing more than turn up to cover my colleagues who dealt with it all, while I had one ‘Maternataxi’ job). My thoughts on the days around it can be found here What makes me angry is that on the anniversary there is a big hoo-ha about how ‘London stood as one’, with no hate but just a determination to keep on living and...
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SEO Scumminess

Written by RSS Poster BrianKellett.net on the 10th March 2015 at 13:22 - Posted in Ambulance Blogs

I checked my email – something I now only do two or three times a week and found this email. Hello, Thank you very much for getting everything wrapped up so quickly but unfortunately I cannot say the same for myself. We are having some annoying payment issues and it has caused a pretty hefty back log, as it’s a bot running payments there is a queue, Once you are first in the queue you will be paid but until then I cannot really do much. If you need to pull the article then fair enough...
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