How blogging gave me back my mojo! #100blogposts🎉 #2years

This is one of the shortest blogposts I will ever write. I guess it's true that quality trumps quantity. That's kinda ironic when I highlight that this post is in honour of my 100th blogpost! Yes, I'm celebrating 100 posts on my Human Touch ❤✍🏽 Blog. For anyone who joined my blog recently, here's a…

Mary Seacole Inspires Me!: Diary of a Nurse Leader. 

October is celebrated as Black History Month in the UK. For me, everyday is black history day because my life is a celebration of the legacy of so many who went before me. As we come to the end of the official month of activities, I take a moment to reflect on the lives and…

Let’s be great…together! ❤

This quote by Dr Martin Luther King resonates with me for a number of reasons. It's the thought that "everybody can be great..." that is such a powerful and enlightening awakening. It goes, to some extent, against what some of us were led to believe were the prerequisites of attaining greatness. This is because it…

Life of uncertainty…the leadership challenge! (Diary of an unexpected nurse leader)

This post is the second in a summer 'Reflections of a Trailblazer' blogpost series that will capture my thoughts on transformational leadership, nursing research, pursuing work-study-life balance, seizing opportunities and making a difference in the world.  The first post in this serious can be read here: http://wp.me/p5zWO2-tN As I reflect on my nursing career as…

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.…

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…

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…

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…