Nursing a Pandemic: Leading Through Covid-19

08 Apr 2021 17:30 - 19:00



Join us for the 4th event in our series recording the nursing experience of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

We are living in historic times. Since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in 11 March 2020, nursing staff have performed a huge range of vital roles in the COVID-19 response in the UK and beyond. Now is the time to go beyond the “clap for carers” and better understand what life during the pandemic has been like for nursing staff in different situations and contexts. From first responders and nursing leaders to staff working in care homes and the nursing students who stepped up from their degrees to support the NHS, this series marks the ongoing impact of the pandemic on nursing and nurses.

Each virtual event takes the form of two live interviews with nursing and healthcare staff and students, followed by a Q&A. The interviews will be recorded and added to the RCN archive, making sure these nursing experiences are recorded for posterity.


Leading through COVID-19

In the 4th event, we will hear from two nurses in leadership roles. The interviewer is Estephanie Dunn, RCN Regional Director, North West Region.

• Trish Armstrong-Child, a registered general nurse, is Chief Executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. She says: "The standard advice when you take up your first CEO role is to ‘write a first 100 day plan’. I was half-way through that when the pandemic hit. There was no guide book to this, however, as a CEO, I recognise the most important role I had was to empower clinicians to come up with the plan. It was in the knowledge of knowing they will always do the right thing for the patients."

• Trish Bennett, Chief Nurse at Mersey Care.

This event is open to all, and will take place online. Please sign up to attend and the link to join will be circulated in advance.

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