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The Human Touch!❤️✍🏾 blog was created out of my desire for a ‘safe space’ to share my journey with readers. My hope is that you too will feel uplifted, motivated and inspired to follow your dreams and achieve your goals in this fast-paced world. Self-belief, discipline and dedication are key to success.
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Nichole McIntosh, PhD Student, MSc, MSc (merit), BSc (Hons), RGN, Dip HE, BTEC Dip Travel and Tourism, Dip Business Administration (Marketing).
I’m an Assistant Director of Nursing at a NHS Trust in London, England with over 18 years experience of working in the acute NHS sector in a range of clinical, research and managerial roles in the specialties of clinical research, primary immunology, haematology, oncology, stroke, older people services and general healthcare management. I have also previously worked as Matron, Senior Nurse and Assistant Director of Patient Experience Improvement and led the project to introduce real-time patient survey systems across multiple hospital sites.
An alumni of The Florence Nightingale Foundation, I was awarded two Research Scholarships. I have presented at local and national conferences in previous roles. In April 2015, I was featured in a careers article in the Nursing Standard Journal in recognition of my passion for nursing research. I was one of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Scholars selected to lead the procession of the lamp ceremony at Westminster Abbey in May 2016.
Currently pursuing a PhD at Middlesex University in London, my area of interest is transcultural healthcare focussing on culturally competent compassion and intercultural communication. I will research the hospital experiences of older stroke patients of Black Caribbean backgrounds. I am passionate that all patients should experience care with compassion.
As a member of the RCNi’ Nursing Management Journal Editorial Advisory Board and peer review of a number of journals, I use ever opportunity to raise the profile of the image of nursing and ensure that the ‘nursing voice’ is heard.
I was born in Jamaica and am a passionate reggae music connoisseur. Married with two children, I have resided in London England for over 20 years.
To book me for interviews or to speak at your event, send me an email at: Nichole.firstname.lastname@example.org