Billy Cross

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HAVE YOU EVER HAD DVT or PE?

Reading Time: 4 minutes In March 2017 I noticed that my left leg was swollen when I arrived home from work.  At first, I thought nothing about this, as my job entailed standing for most of my working day.  My working week was thirty-nine hours (Monday to Thursday 08.00 to 17.00 with thirty minutes Lunch Break, Friday was 08.00 to 13.00 with no break). A week went by and the swelling was increasing, my wife who is a nurse, told me to consult our G.P straight away.  I managed to get an appointment and was examined by one of the doctors at the GP

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Nurses and Doctors Inspired me following a hospital admission

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the year of 2015, I was operating a Machining Centre in the northwest area of the UK.  As I was tightening one of the securing bolts, I suddenly felt a twinge in the back of my neck, which sent a very strong, sharp pain right at the top my left arm.  I thought that I had pulled a muscle.  That evening I took some pain relief and used Deep Heat rub trying to numb the pain in my neck and shoulder. Over the next couple of days, the pain worsened despite using off the counter pain relief I consulted

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Some insight into the Role of a Clinical Research Nurse (An Oversight)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Research is one of the top priorities in the N.H.S hospitals The purpose of clinical research is to improve people’s health through research. Patients are getting access to new medicines and other treatments because these have gone through strictly managed clinical trials. Clinical research nursing is caring for patients in a different way and it is exciting to be part of new developments in healthcare. Are you interested and have the commitment and enthusiasm and want to explore or be involved in other areas of nursing apart from bedside? Think clinical research nursing as an option. If you have a

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