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  • Kim Grimmer Kim Grimmer 14 Oct 2019

    A Levels and beyond

    My blog is about my journey through my nursing career. I was inspired to write it on A level results day this year after reading the celebratory and not so celebratory tweets as results came in. It made me reflect to 30 years ago when I received my results and what a failure I felt on that day. However, despite spectacularly failing I look back now and realise that, although it knocked me, there is much to be learned from failing. I wanted to write my blog to prove that unexpected results & obstacles don't have to define you. 

  • general practice nurse with mum and child in office Laura Bird Laura Bird 16 May 2019

    General practice as a newly qualified nurse

    As a student nurse, it can be difficult to know your first move when qualified.

  • Anna Crossley Anna Crossley 25 Feb 2019

    Celebrating Nursing Practice

    Without nurses, midwives and health care assistants, would healthcare survive? Given the terrifying future projection of 410,000 nurse vacancies in the UK without urgent investment, we may be seen as simply ‘numbers’ like rows of identical paper chain doll workers.

  • newspapers Ellen Nicholson Ellen Nicholson 12 Jun 2018

    How well are nurses represented in health media?

    Nurses are again seen as the most trusted profession to tell the public the truth, according to findings published by the Social Research Institute.

  • Nicky Horne Nicky Horne 7 Apr 2017

    Education for new general practice nurses

    All too often we hear in the press about the national shortage of nurses, what about our local general practice nurses?