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.