This is not my idea but I'd like to see bigger strides in care in the community. I'd like us to learn more about excellent teams and care in the community so we can do more of this in order to continue to achieve person centred care in people's homes. It has been long talked… Continue reading My Big Idea for a Future NHS – Community Care.
I answered the question in the only way I know best and that's a mind map. I love, love loooooove a mind map. Empowering each other must start with making meaningful connections. When we connect with each other it opens all kinds of doors - a learning opportunity, support, inspiration, sharing ideas… Continue reading How do we empower nurses? Connect. Share. Support. Learn. Inspire.
Put simply I don't know...But that's so exciting! I revalidate this year and I'm in a job that I absolutely love. The world of nursing is full of brilliant people and opportunity to connect, learn and develop. There are passionate nurses everywhere with fantastic ideas! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for exciting things happening… Continue reading How Will I Shape the Year of the Nurse? Let’s do this!
So, it’s finally time to start writing again. It’s been a busy few months and a crazy year. I’ve started a new job, got married, been on honeymoon and moved house! The madness of Christmas has been and gone and everything is finally starting to settle down. Life feels good. My new nursing position is… Continue reading It’s Been a Busy Year.
Next week is dying matters week and I've been inspired to write a blog! Every year in May, LOROS (my local Leicester based hospice) hosts Dying Matters Week, a national awareness-raising week to encourage people everywhere to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement. You can find more information and lots of resources through this link. I… Continue reading Dying Matters. What is your funeral song?
It's fast approaching May 12th - International Nurses Day and of course Florence Nightingales birthday! I'm not going to talk about her lamp. She was so much more than just 'the lady with the lamp'. Florence was an amazing lady. She is obviously well known as the founder of modern nursing but if you dig… Continue reading Why Florence Nightingale was awesome.
It’s a question I’ve been asking myself lately. A year ago I would have said ' Hello, my name is Emily and I’m a nurse.’ Now, I’ve been asking the question more deeply – what do I like to do, what annoys me, what gets me going and what are my goals! I feel I’m… Continue reading How Well Do You Know Yourself?