Nurse researchers: leading change & adding value.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. As futurist and philosopher Alvin Toffler once wrote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Times are changing and we must change in response to the changes. Let’s learn,…

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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…

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Why would you do a PhD? Reflections of a relieved PhD student

Why would you do a PhD? As a full time nursing leader working in an acute NHS Trust while pursuing a part-time PhD, I’m what could be described as a ‘rare breed’. I often wish I had more company on this increasingly isolating journey. My feelings of being on my own leads me to ask…

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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 …😅 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….

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My 2017 – first 2 weeks!

Two weeks into 2017 and it is already promising to be a good year. A year of greater self-awareness, self-belief, fun and inspiring others on their journeys. I’ve started as I mean to go on. Balancing life as a working mother and part-time PhD student among my many other roles is a real challenge. It’s…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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PhD Buzz🐝🤔💡

Welcome to the first edition of PhD Buzz!🐝🤔💡 As promised, it is my way of sharing periodically with my readers about my journey into doctoral research while working full time. It is intended to inspire and motivate others to pursue their academic goals too. Remember, I’m just an ordinary person aiming to achieve extraordinary goals…

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