Retaining the Passion: Nursing and Politics.

We cannot believe it is our Season Two finale! Both Clare and Craig are incredibly passionate about how politics and policy influence nursing and society more broadly. So, we are delighted, and it feels natural to end the season discussing “Nursing and Politics”. As well as sharing their thoughts and reflections on the topic, ClareContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Nursing and Politics.”

Retaining the Passion: Allyship.

First, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight’s episode, “Allyship”, particularly as we reach the end of Pride Month. Next, they talk about how humbled and thrilled they are that the podcast has been shortlisted as a finalist in the RCNi Royal College of Nursing Awards 2021 in the “Innovations inContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Allyship.”

Retaining the Passion: Leaders and Followers.

First, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight’s episode “Leaders and Followers”. Next, they are joined by two fantastic nurse leaders at different stages in their leadership journeys: Paul Jebb and Charlotte Jakab-Hall. Paul is an Associate Chief Nurse for Patient Experience and Engagement at Lancashire and South CumbriaContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Leaders and Followers.”

Retaining the Passion: Asylum Seeker Health.

First, Clare and Craig discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight’s episode “Asylum Seeker Health”. Craig begins by explaining the current context regarding the United Kingdom (UK) Government Home Office’s post-Brexit proposed new Immigration and Asylum Bill 2021. He also offers, in his opinion, examples of where he believes the current Immigration and Asylum ActContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Asylum Seeker Health.”

Retaining the Passion: Dying Matters.

First, Clare and Craig discuss three significant nursing events from this week: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, #InternationalNursesWeek and the Royal College of Nursing, voting to rejoin the International College of Nurses at their Annual General Meeting. Next, they discuss their decision for choosing the topic “Dying Matters” and why they believe we need to be having open andContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Dying Matters.”

Retaining the Passion: Reflections on a Year of Registration.

Clare and Craig share what is quite possibly their most frank, honest and open episode ever. No guests, just them turning the mic on each other. As they reflect on their first year of registration, they discuss their major milestones this year and their best and most challenging days as newly registered nurses. Also, whatContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Reflections on a Year of Registration.”

Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 – the Effect on Nursing.

Clare and Craig, both who became newly registered nurses as the Covid-19 pandemic broke, and we entered lockdown in the United Kingdom, catch up and discuss their reasoning for choosing this episode “Covid-19 – the Effect on Nursing. They want to know what the short and long-term effects of Covid-19 will be on individual nursesContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 – the Effect on Nursing.”

Retaining the Passion: When Mistakes Happen.

Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasoning for choosing the episode title, “When Mistakes Happen”. They discuss whether universities prepare new registrants for WHEN they make a mistake rather than IF, how the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) can be used as a punitive tool, and how new registrants can become so paralysedContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: When Mistakes Happen.”

Retaining the Passion: Season One Finale – Happy Holidays and New Year’s Reflections.

Clare and Craig cannot quite believe they have reached the end of season one, where has the time gone? We truly hope you have enjoyed following our journey as much as we have. And have been inspired by and learnt so much from our many amazing guests.  We will miss you all so much, andContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Season One Finale – Happy Holidays and New Year’s Reflections.”

Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities

In this very special episode, Clare and Craig catch up and talk to three incredible guests. Firstly, all the way from Australia, they interview the inspirational Paula McGowan, who shares the story and legacy of her son Oliver. Paula is a patient safety advocate and the driving force behind the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training forContinue reading “Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities”