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: General Practice Nursing

Craig and Clare catch up and discuss their first times: Clare winning the prestigious Student Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year (Mental Health) Award 2020 and gaining a promotion at work. And Craig, shadowing Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnerships’ Homeless and Asylum services, gaining insight into the incredible and innovative work theyContinue reading “Retaining the Passion: General Practice Nursing”