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Catherine Williams

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  • Comment on: ‘I feel unwelcome on my placement’

    Catherine Williams's comment 21 April, 2017 2:37 pm

    Going to placement for the first time is stressful and you can easily feel like a fish out of water. Outpatients has masses of learning opportunities, you just know what they are yet, which is understandable. I recommend that you talk to your placement mentor, personal tutor and the link lecturer about how you are feeling. Also ask your mentor for help in identifying learning opportunities that will allow you to work towards the learning outcomes. From what you have seen and done so far, see what contributes to the learning outcomes and make some short notes; this might help you to feel a sense of achievement. Have you had your first interview yet with the mentor? If not, ask for it, as this will allow you tine to discuss how you are feeling.

    I really do empathise with your situation, but I doubt the staff dislike all students. This can be a common perception when in a new situation, you are out of your comfort zone. I am sure you will soon settle in and enjoy the placement. I hope this helps in some way. Best of luck.

  • Comment on: CNO announces ‘nurse first’ scheme for graduates

    Catherine Williams's comment 31 March, 2017 9:42 pm

    This sounds similar to the graduate scheme running in the 1980's. Disaster due to a high failure rate!!! I agree, Alex...just who you want looking after your mum!!

    Its a great shame that the NHS does not respect the experienced nurses who want to return to the NHS, by putting them on a crap salary, even though they have kept up to date and have been teaching nursing and involved closely with clinical practice.

  • Comment on: Nurse cautioned for not doing CPR on ‘dead’ patient

    Catherine Williams's comment 10 March, 2017 2:44 pm

    I can't believe that this case even got to the NMC, it is shameful. I agree with the above comments and congratulate the student for speaking her mind about the two clinical experiences. When will nurses pull together and support eachother? I can't believe that my registration fees have contributed to such a sham of a case!!

  • Comment on: Sepsis must be treated within the hour, says NICE

    Catherine Williams's comment 10 March, 2017 2:29 pm

    Should we be thanking Jeremy Hunt for his reminder on timely treatment? I would pull him in for some urgent clinical supervision and attempt to get him to reflect deeply on why assessment and treatment times are really such an issue. I really can't bare to read anymore of his smug and inane comments!)