Developing new nursing roles for the future. Linda Crofts, Workforce Transformational Lead for HEE.
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
Happy 2021, Another year has started, although you wouldn't have know it in the UK. National lockdown number 2 put an end to any celebrations of bringing the new year and seeing off probably the worst we have faced in this millennium. In this episode, we pick up with Linda Crofts from HEE. Linda talks about her role and explains about workforce development and transformation work across the healthcare sector and preparing for the future healthcare models and how nursing can develop ..read more
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Nursing Training in the 80's with Linda Crofts - Workforce Transformation Lead, Health Education England
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
This is part 1 of a 2 part interview with Linda Crofts. Linda is the Workforce Transformation Lead for Health Education England across Yorkshire & the Humber. However Linda's nursing career started in 1982. In this episode  Linda recounts what nursing and nursing training was like in the 1980's. Linda was part of the first group of graduates trained at the Royal Free Hospital in London.  We talk about the culture of nursing over the last 40 years and what have we learnt from the past that will help keep our nurses in the profession. Why are Nurses so hard on each other?  Par ..read more
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The Nursing Home Nurse - The Lecturer. Covering Nursing homes in COVID19, What's a good death, Teaching & studying Nursing during a pandemic
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
In this Episode we speak with Kayleigh Evans, a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. We talk about Nursing Homes and the what is has been like during the COVID19 pandemic. Being a registered nurse in a care home/nursing home is an experience like no other and Kayleigh talks about the accountability that comes with the role and the different skills and situations these nurses find them selves in. There's a beautiful account of a good death that is very touching.  Kayleigh also talks about the role of a nursing lecturer and we get an insight into the way nursing is being taught during t ..read more
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Stacey Ward - Capsule Endoscopy CNS. The visionary, innovator & trailblazer.
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
In this episode of This Is Nursing, we speak with Stacey Ward, Capsule Endoscopy Clinical Nurse Specialist from Barnsley Hospital. Capsule Endoscopy is a non invasive way to look inside a patient. Stacey has pioneered a nurse led endoscopy service that she is deeply proud and passionate about. Her vision and drive for the service and improvement to the patient experience & journey is inspiring. Her aspirations for the future give the impression that more innovation and success is to come. Stacey can be contacted via email; staceyward2@nhs.net ..read more
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Amanda McKie, Learning Disability Nurse - An advocate, care coordinator and champion for person centred care and health care equality.
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
In this episode of This Is Nursing, we talk with Amanda McKie, Matron -for Learning Disabilities & Complex Needs Coordinator at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. I met Amanda by chance as she was undertaking a review of a learning disabilities service. Through talking to her, her passion and values around person centred care and drive to improve care and outcomes for people with learning disabilities was was palpable. After a 15minute corridor conversation I knew I needed her to talk about her role and the very complex and diverse world of being a Learning Disability Nurs ..read more
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We don't want a good wound. We want to prevent them!!! The Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist.
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
In this episode we speak with Alison Schofield, Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist from North Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Trust.  Alison has worked in Tissue Viability since 2012 and during this time she has studied extensively in leading change in tissue viability ,  tissue viability management and Leg Ulcers. Alison is deeply passionate about tissue viability and in addition to her role, she is also Editor in Chief of Wound Care Today Digital Journal  and has set up a number of virtual forums and resources to promote and educate nurses and other health care profession ..read more
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Nursing In Research
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
In this episode, we explore the working life of research nurses. I had the pleasure having a round table discussion the Research Nursing team of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  Due to social distancing, the there are some parts of the discussion that were not picked up as clearly through the microphone. Nursing research is a vital part of driving standards of care, investigating and evaluating quality and safety of care and in many cases, improving people's quality of life. The team from Barnsley share their experiences of transition from more traditional nursing roles into the f ..read more
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School Nursing - Capturing the voice of the young person.
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
In this episode we meet Jayne Ashby, team leader of school nursing from Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Trust. Jayne and the team are well known in the school nursing network as innovators. The team work with the young people of Doncaster aged from 5 to 19years of age. In my preparation for this podcast, there is limited information of what school nursing is all about. Jayne kindly gave up her time over Easter to talk about the school nursing and the vital role it plays in the development of children and young people. Jayne can be contacted through Rotherham, Doncaster & South ..read more
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Introducing:This is Nursing
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
6M ago
My name is Gavin Portier, a registered nurse with over 25 years experience, currently working in the NHS. In this first episode, I explain why I want to start podcasting about Nursing. Nursing offers so much content for people to listen too. I will be publishing one episode per month, with the first being this short introduction. This episode gives a brief description of the types of podcasts I will be sharing in future and that the basis of them is to entertain the listener. In a few weeks, hopefully before the end of March, I will be putting out another episode which involves interview with ..read more
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Trying to make something better & caring for people with HIV/AIDS In the 90’s - Russell Hart-Davies
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by Gavin Portier Registered Nurse
3y ago
This is a very special podcast. We have the honour to listen to Russell Hart- Davies.  Russell is now retired from full time nursing work in 2019, however still works two days week in GP/Primary Care sector. He has worked in Quality for Leeds CCG, managed and designed health care services, workforce recruitment in Singapore & Finland. however the reason we have him talking in this podcast is because Russell was the Charge Nurse of Leeds HIV/medical specialty ward during 1992-1995. He and the team he led have done truly amazing things and were able to deliver a service of care that pus ..read more
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