Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust is supporting more flexible working for nurses, and will monitor and support those who are interested in working nights, whether permanently or in longer blocks. Allowing staff this flexibility will benefit patients and staff, says Jayne Tague
Criticism is one of the most helpful tools management have to aid their workforce if it is used in a constructive way. If it is not, it can ruin a person’s self-esteem and damage a team’s morale, explains student editor for adult nursing, Alisha Poole.
On the way home from an appointment a few weeks ago, I turned the radio on, and heard actor Helen Mirren being interviewed. She was talking about the importance of self-worth. She was suggesting it was often in short supply for young people these days as they felt the value they contributed was not enough.
When I started training as a student midwife I had a few mental images of what I might experience, having supported several other women as a doula (birth companion), and having birthed four children myself!