Hearing voices in the NHS: thoughts of a nurse researcher


Are you hearing voices?


Interesting question to ask yourself. No, I haven’t lost the plot. Bear with …😅

As a nurse leader in the NHS, I hear voices each day. Some more clearly than others. 
I hear the voices of front line staff. (even if they are silent )

I hear the voices of patients. (well, some of them anyway)

I hear the voices of senior colleagues as we go about our day to day duties. (layered with competing priorities)
In the ‘hyper-buzz’ of seemingly never ending urgency, it’s important to slow down. Slow down and hear the voices. 



Whose voices do you hear? 


In undertaking my doctoral research, 

I’ll hear the voices of patients who don’t always speak. 

I’ll hear the voices of patients who should be engaged and empowered to join the conversation. 

I’ll hear the voices of patients who’ll give hope to other patients and will make a positive difference. 

#whywedoresearch

Whose voices do you hear? 


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