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Book for Nursing Staff

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At our NHS Roadshow in Edinburgh on 8th January, we really enjoyed meeting staff from a range of jobs in the NHS.  One former member of staff kindly brought to show us this information and procedure book for nursing staff.  It contained detailed instructions about the kind of everyday tasks crucial to providing good patient care - for example hair washing.  Also of note, the symbol of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the pelican, was placed centrally. These types of documents are really valuable for our team.  Not only do they help us to learn more about how the NHS operated over time, it's also of interest to us to see what people store and treasure, and what they throw away, to remember their work in the Service.

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