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Design of Surgery Premises and Employment of Nurses

Br Med J 1970; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5726.44 (Published 03 October 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;4:44
  1. Ivor Cookson,
  2. F. W. Millard

    Abstract

    The surgery premises of many general practitioners have no accommodation for a nurse. Some have only a nurse/treatment room away from the consulting and examination rooms. Modern designs are no better, and are inadequate in view of the present trend to employ more nurses in group practices. Much of the value of a nurse is lost if she cannot help patient and doctor at the time of examination. The premises described here were designed to enable her to do so by combining the treatment room with a clinical room and a set of examination rooms.

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