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. … Continue reading Hearing voices in the NHS: thoughts of a nurse researcher

Lifting as I rise!

I'm often challenged to use the platform I have to give back, to mentor and to give hope to others who look up to me. I passionately accept the challenge and continue to do all I can to live up to the high standards that I've set for myself.  I'm a fighter. I'm relentless. I'm … Continue reading Lifting as I rise!

Thank you! 

This post is to mark the moment for myself and my readers. Thanks for being a part of my journey and for inspiring me to continue to inspire others especially on the days when it gets difficult. Hope you enjoy reading these two feature articles about my journey so far. They are intended to share … Continue reading Thank you! 

Great Expectations! 

A month into my new role as Head of Nursing of Specialist Medicine and Support Services, I'm excited! I'm excited because I have been given this amazing opportunity to inspire and lead a team of nurses in delivering first class care and first class patient experience. I'm excited because there are many challenges that will … Continue reading Great Expectations! 

Let’s build bridges, not walls…#BlackHistoryMonth2016

As we begin another year of shining the spotlight on the history of my people, I am moved to jot a few lines down. It's another year when various organisations and individuals participate in a myriad of activities to commemorate, celebrate and often to discover the history of the black race. I hate the word … Continue reading Let’s build bridges, not walls…#BlackHistoryMonth2016

Diversity in the NHS!

The UK is becoming increasingly diverse. Diversity can be defined as "the state or quality of being different or varied". The case for the need to develop a more diverse NHS has been made. Roger Kline's ‘Snowy White Peaks of the NHS survey of discrimination in governance and leadership and the potential impact on patient … Continue reading Diversity in the NHS!

Live together as brothers or perish together as fools? Crunch time!

Recent events have compelled me to reflect on the world we live in. We've come a long way in terms of technological advances, yet we have made little progress in some other areas including race relations. We can fly to Mars, yet we can't live in peace on earth. How ironic! How sad!  Now, more … Continue reading Live together as brothers or perish together as fools? Crunch time!

What do you see?

What do you see when you look at me?  Do you see my smile?  Do you see my heart? Do you see my dreams?  Do you see my hopes? What do you see when you look at me?  Do you see my fears? Do you see my pain? Do you see me as an equal … Continue reading What do you see?

My Day at The Abbey

This has truly been a momentous week for me. On 11th May, I led the procession of the lamp as a Florence Nightingale Scholar at The Florence Nightingale Commemorative Service at Westminster Abbey, London. To say, I am proud, is an understatement. To say, I'm humbled, is understandable. To say, I feel like history has … Continue reading My Day at The Abbey

Diversity Rules! 

  Why put barriers up or obstacles in your own way? Life is already full of many challenges that we often have no control over. So, it goes without saying that we must change the things we can. Yes, focus on your circle of influence and start making changes today. Carpe diem!  Dream big, work hard … Continue reading Diversity Rules!