Social Media and Healthcare Professionals – a new way of communicating?

Daring to utter the words ‘social media’ amongst a group of healthcare professionals can often prompt the same response as the infamous ‘q’ word*. Whilst pained sighs, words of concern or even just uncomfortable silences might be how we respond, are we turning our backs on possible answers to the known failures in communication across […]

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Coaching for empowerment and self-management

In this week’s blog, Anya De Iongh, an Occupational Therapist from NHS Ayrshire and Arran, United Kingdom reflects on the powerful role of coaching in encouraging shared decision making, empowerment and self-management and how health professionals can implement this in their practice. I recently saw a patient who clearly demonstrated some change talk, and was […]

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A Day in the Life of…a Professional Practice Educator with 111 Wales

In the third and final blog of our current ‘Day In the Life Of…’ spotlight on the diversity of nursing roles in telephone triage, Ms Claire Hughes talks about her role as a Professional Practice Educator with NHS 111 Wales. (1) What is your job title and your main role/responsibilities? I work for the Welsh […]

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Building connections through separation: challenges in neonatal nursing

This week World Prematurity Day (17th November) sought to raise awareness of the impact that premature birth has on professionals and babies. In recognition of the additional challenges that COVID-19 has brought, this year’s theme was ‘Zero Separation – Act now!’. In this week’s blog Taslima Choudhury, a neonatal intensive care nurse and Birmingham Women […]

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Enhancing individualised care of multiple birth families on NICU

This week’s blog comes from Courtney Chater who qualified as a children’s nurse in 2016, and worked for 16 months on PICU at Birmingham Children’s Hospital before moving to NICU at Birmingham Women’s Hospital in February 2018. Courtney has developed an interest in supporting multiple birth families and describes her approach to mobilising new learning […]

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A day in the life of a….Clinical Academic Research Nurse

In the second blog of our ‘day in the life of….’ series, Maria Drummond (@mdrumm88), a Clinical Studies Officer with ENRICH Scotland and PhD student in Nursing and Healthcare at University of Glasgow talks about her current role and her experiences of a clinical academic nurse pathway. (1) What is your job title and your […]

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A day in the life of…a Clinical Research Manager

Welcome to the first blog in our ‘day in the life of…’ series which aims to showcase different roles and career pathways within nursing. In our first blog, Ms Chloe Cowan, Clinical Research Manager for the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde gives some insight into her current role and offers […]

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Postpartum psychosis: beyond the baby blues and postpartum depression

  In this latest blog in our spotlight on maternal mental health Dr Amy Perry, Research Psychologist from the Mood Disorders Research Group, University of Worcester, provides an overview of postpartum psychosis. New mothers are vulnerable to mood disturbances within the first year of childbirth. In more severe cases, these episodes can negatively affect not only […]

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