Joanne Reynard tells Christine Fernando how a pair of colourful pom-pom-coated characters helped Leeds Community Healthcare Trust get its frontline staff vaccinated against flu
Betty Smithson trained in the NHS at its inception. She shares her memories with Christine Fernando, highlighting how nursing has evolved and its unchanging core principle
Sarah James-Reid tells Jenni Middleton why she loves working as a specialist nurse in stoma care and how the role supports patients in acute and primary care
Matthew Grundy-Bowers tells Josie Le Vay how delivering training on sexually transmitted infections and HIV in Zambia broadened his perspective on nursing and resulted in him reflecting on his job in the UK
Helen Phelan leads the homeless team at Bradford Royal Infirmary. She told Josie Le Vay about her role, the work her team do, and one man’s incredible story
Staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital started a campaign for patients in need. Josie Le Vay spoke to Jen Turner-Steel, the nurse behind the idea.
'Empowering nurses to take charge is rewarding'Subscription
Having started her career in the NHS, Julia Atherton talks to Jenni Middleton about how she came to join Barchester Healthcare, and later become director of nursing.
Sheila Johnston talks to Jessica Asante about her busy career caring for patients with chronic kidney disease and why her passion for nursing is ever-growing
As well as caring for patients, it is the science of nursing and helping patients that appeals to Louise Arnold, as she explains to Shivani Chande
'If I can become a nurse, so can you'Subscription
When John Templeton was medically discharged from the British Army in 1998, he may have left the battlefield, but it did not leave him.
Stacey Shaw always knew she wanted to work with children so as soon as she qualified as a nurse, she requested a management placement in neonatal care and never looked backed.
Councillor Yemi Osho, Mayor of Waltham Forrest and nurse of 30 years, is a force to be reckoned with.
'I sit with their pain, and know I can't fix it'Subscription
Annette Lawrance-Owen has made it her life work to help grieving families move forward after the loss of a child
Meet the nurses of Battersea Power StationSubscription
There’s no such as thing as a ‘typical day’ for the nurses at Battersea Power Station
As both the president of the Infection Prevention Society and deputy director of infection prevention control at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, it’s clear that Dr Neil Wigglesworth is a busy man who wears many hats
Dorcas Gwata started as a hospital cleaner, and now she’s a clinical nurse specialist who works with young people affected by gangs
The opportunity to merge clinical work and research has been a true success in the eyes of Dr Joseph Manning, a clinical-academic senior research fellow in children, young people and family nursing, who works across Nottingham Children’s Hospital, Coventry University and The University of Nottingham.
'The right and compassionate thing to do'Subscription
Catriona Briers was the first NHS nurse in Northern Ireland to undertake a blood transfusion in a patient’s home back in 1999. It’s something she is extremely proud of, and is fairly sure she is also one of the first in the UK to do this.
For over 40 years, Hilary Shoesmith dedicated her life to nursing. On 31 January, Ms Shoesmith passed away at the age of 58 and it is clear from the comments and memories shared with Nursing Times that her compassionate personality was adored by many, including loved ones, colleagues, students and patients.
“It’s really important to believe in yourself and put yourself out there,” Claire Adams tells me. The specialist rare disease nurse — more specifically, the specialist severe insulin resistance and diabetes nurse, and senior research nurse — speaks from personal experience.
Gabrielle Bleidorn used to spend every Christmas volunteering with the homeless. So when a nursing post came up a year and a half ago to improve healthcare for homeless people, she knew it was the job for her.
A nurse in a psychologists' environmentSubscription
In his multi-faceted and non-traditional role, nurse therapist Clyde Wright is helping to improve mental health care, and particularly the treatment offered to individuals with personality disorders
Victoria Elliot, NICE Fellow and Principal Care Consultant for The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), talks to Victoria Stevans about the ways she has seen creativity brought into the delivery of care to support patients’ general wellbeing
'Nursing is much more fulfilling if you challenge yourself, keep learning and keep moving'Subscription
“I enjoy the challenge of joining new services and making sense out of the chaos,” specialist clinician, Shirley Nicholls tells me with a laugh. As we talk, it becomes clear that becoming involved with new projects and services has sparked her interest throughout her nearly 30-year nursing career.
Standing beside Glyn Goodchild, we look at his 55-year long career – complete with its peaks and valleys – from the vantage point of an impending retirement.
'Early screening can be life changing'Subscription
Eileen Fegan, founder and clinical director of the Solihull Health Check Clinic, tells Victoria Stevans about her career, its setbacks, and how she has adapted to an ever-changing profession
'When people get access to services they’re entitled to, I feel I’ve done something right'Subscription
Apprentice joiner at a shipyard, building firm owner, and clinical nurse specialist for learning disabilities. Brian Evans’ CV is not short on variety.
As she comes to the end of her varied and impactful career, Anne Sweeney, pediatric nurse specialist at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, ruminates on her start, her legacy, and her plans for the future
Professor Jaqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, one of Nursing Times’ Most Inspirational Leaders in 2015, winner of the HSJ BME Pioneers award and recent recipient of an OBE in the 2017 New Years honours list, talks to us about what it’s like to cut against the grain and achieve big
'Our patients are diverse and we should be too'Subscription
Current nurse and former fisherman, Norman Todd, teaches us about swimming against the tide, starting over, and loving what you do
Victoria Stevans sits down with Laura Maitra, a frailty nurse and recent winner of a Clinician of the Year Award, to get her take on community nursing and the importance of in-home care
Sue Morgan MBE has been an advocate for children and young people with cancer for the majority of her career, but here she speaks for herself, telling us the rewards and challenges of work that’s close to her heart
It may seem unusual for a nurse to be a chief clinical information officer, but Joanne Dickson demonstrates how a background in nursing can elevate any career, and deepen any area of study
Sitting down with Su Chantry, Victoria Stevans learns how occupational health nursing is integral to any workplace
Working together to work betterSubscription
Kim Manley, a nurse and a specialist in practice development, gives us her thoughts on what makes the best workplace, and shares her advice on how to reap the best quality of care.
Onto the next challengeSubscription
We talk to Rajvinder (Raj) Mashiana, an oncology nurse who thrives on a challenge, whether it be building a ground-breaking new cancer wing or working in for a non-profit organisation in Ethiopia.
'I didn't go into nursing to win awards'Subscription
We talk to June Thompson, a Nursing Times Award winner, about her legacy in continence care.
Florence Bawak, a dementia matron at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, usually starts her day at 7am with memory assessments.
Despite having more than 25 years of experience, Asmah says she is always learning
Nicolette Peel talks about motherhood, midwifery, and her charity Mummy’s Star
A perfect embodiment of the 6CsSubscription
We hear about Claire Kibble, a senior nurse practitioner with Your Healthcare, who has led with such purpose over her 40-year career that her fellow nurses can’t help but sing her praises (and plan elaborate surprises for her).
Michelle Quested talks to Nursing Times about the difficulties of going back to nursing after losing the ability to walk
'The role of ANPs is growing all the time'Subscription
Nursing Times talks to Meriel Conn about the importance ANPs play in caring for people with life-limiting illnesses
Nursing Times talks to Peter Wilson about his dedication to the wellbeing of vulnerable young people with learning difficult and mental health problems
Francesca Burchall discusses her varied career in nursing and passion for her current role as a nurse analyst
When Sally Burgess was 18 years old, she found herself fascinated by the tales her Mum, a then mental health nursing student, told her about mental health care.
We talk to Jimmmy Choo, a research nurse specialising in wound care and pressure ulcers
We talk to Brendan McCormack, head of the division of nursing at Queen Margaret University, who has been a nurse for 36 years
'Making happy hearts through art'Subscription
Roxanna Whiteman explains how art therapy helps patients who have dementia and their families
Despite being crowned Nursing Times’ most inspirational nurse leader award in 2015 and winning the elderly care award in 2013, Wendy Mashlan very nearly missed out on being a nurse altogether. Source: ABMU Health Board