I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

This is the next in the summer blog series of Reflections of a Trailblazer. Check out my blog The Human Touch ❤✍🏽 for the previous posts so you don't miss out on my journey. I've previously discussed my PhD journey and my career inspirations. This post will include the importance of using unpleasant life experiences … Continue reading I’ll make a good nurse one day…#today😊

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

Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.

This post is the first 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 series begins with a focus on my journey as a mature research student. Future posts will capture my … Continue reading Reflections of a Trailblazer …part 1: my research journey.

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

It’s less about how you start & more about how you finish. So finish like a boss! – My year in review.  

Updated & Reblogged Post!!! Still reflecting and looking forward to 2017. This review of my 2016 is to capture the essence of a year that, in my opinion, has defied the odds! My 2016 has been a roller coaster of a ride of fantastic highs and painful lows. Those of you who've stuck it out … Continue reading It’s less about how you start & more about how you finish. So finish like a boss! – My year in review.  

Leadership thoughts

This post has been inspired by my completion of the second week in my new role as Head of Nursing for Specialist Medicine and Support Services and finding myself in a reflective mood.  I have decided to share a few thoughts on leadership as I reflect on my journey to this point in my personal … Continue reading Leadership thoughts

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! 

Hunt mode 

It's official, I'm in hunt mode.  There are 38 days between today and the new chapter of my life. Yes, in 38 days, my secondment into operational healthcare management will come to an end and the 'prodigal daughter' will return to a nursing role. A review of my secondment: I have learned a lot since … Continue reading Hunt mode