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: 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: Violence Against Women – But Nothing Really Happened.

WARNING: This episode may be potentially emotional or triggering for some of our listeners. Please take care of yourself first and foremost and reach out for help should you need it.  First, Clare and Craig catch up and Craig reveals some exciting news about his new job role as a community staff nurse in theContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: Violence Against Women – But Nothing Really Happened.”

Retaining the Passion: Nursing Families – Living with a Nurse.

Welcome back! And hello to all our new podcast family and listeners! Clare and Craig are truly delighted to return for series two, and cannot wait to delve into many new topics with you as they journey through nursing.  In this, our first episode back, they discuss nursing families, in particular, living with a nurse,Continue reading “Retaining the Passion: Nursing Families – Living with a Nurse.”

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”