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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 …๐Ÿ˜…

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. 


Whose voices do you hear? 

By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, poet, blogger:, vlogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Instituteโ€™s Nursing Management Journal.

I am also the Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd, a consultancy company that works with the NHS and other systems to learn, think and behave differently.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876 or @maroon.mindset
Facebook Page: @NicholeMcIntoshFRSA
LinkedIn: Maroon Mindset

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