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.
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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
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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.
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Annette Lawrance-Owen has made it her life work to help grieving families move forward after the loss of a child
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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.
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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.