A grim fairy tale

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Tagg, A. A grim fairy tale, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:

The theme for this year’s Don’t Forget The Bubbles conference is Science and Story. We recognise that stories, both those of patients and practitioners, are a wonderful way of passing knowledge. Last year we showcased stories as a means of promoting mental illness in healthcare practitioners and the challenges of neonatal retrieval at DFTB17, amongst others. The patient…

Communicating quality at DFTB17

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DFTB, T. Communicating quality at DFTB17, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:

This talk was recorded live on the second day at DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at www.dftb18.com.

DFTB go to PEMFest18

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Barnes, K. DFTB go to PEMFest18, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:

Maybe you recognise the drill ……. you are tired, your frontline NHS job is tough,  there is a list of jobs as long as your arm at home, you still need to book transport to attend this conference, and you’re not sure if work will provide any study funding. But you decide to go for…

Lumbar Puncture Needle Depth

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Goldstein, H. Lumbar Puncture Needle Depth, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at:

Recently, I prepared up to perform a lumbar puncture for the first time in a few months and a quiet voice at the back of my brain whispered ; How deep would I need to go? Which length needle would be the best? I asked a handful of senior and junior colleagues, both at the…