I qualified as an enrolled nurse in the 80s and worked in orthopaedics, care of the elderly and in trauma theatre in Edinburgh. I did the conversion course in 96 and worked for 4 years in respiratory medicine. I completed a diploma in cancer and palliative care in 2000.
I left the NHS in 2003 and have worked as an information nurse specialist for a cancer charity ever since. It is very rewarding and varied but I do sometimes miss patient contact and working with other nurses. I have worked with some amazing and inspirational nurses in my time.
I have completed further studies in CBT and in Social Sciences
I don't understand how any nurse would consider voting conservative after the complete shambles that currently ensues. The NHS is deliberately being undermined and underfunded - soon it will just be those and such as those who can afford health care - so sad..
I loved my collar cuffs apron and hat - impractical as they were.. The spray on starch I must have inhaled over the years..:)
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I'm really sorry to say that I'm glad I got out of the NHS when I did. I loved my years on the wards and theatres but moral is so low just now I wouldn't go back. Sack the over privileged Hunt and get someone in who understands and who cares because clearly he doesn't.. :(
Comment on: Exclusive: Nurse views on EU referendum revealed
I'm an innie. I believe European directives will protect pay and working conditions...
leadres of the Nursing and Midwifery..Leadres.. I think some one else needs an English refresher.. ..:)