Come on what is Change Day Maria

NHS Changeday is on its way again, here’s a recap of my take on it last year. It wi be interesting to see any differences in my thoughts and feelings so i suppose I better get a current one written!

Dare to Care by @ProudtoNurse

“Come on Maria, what exactly does NHS Change Day mean

in real terms for us?”

This was the question fired by a friend of mine the other day.

I had finally managed to complete my first ever blog and proudly read it her aloud. Needless to say my enthused tone and usual over excitement upon finishing reading it were both brought back down to Earth with the killer noise [SIGH].

‘Do you want my opinion?’ I was pretty sure I had already had it but she continued anyway, ‘Just type your ‘Change Day Chatter’; the blog might still be rubbish but they won’t forget your commitment or passion in a hurry.’ Harsh but potentially correct!

So, I hear you ask. What does NHS Change Day mean for you? Well, for me NHS Change Day is about everyone who cares about the NHS – both staff and public, that’s patients and…

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We all look the same in blue……but what if we didn’t?

Reposting due to self promise of restarting my blogging ventures!

Dare to Care by @ProudtoNurse

I am a Ward Sister for Derbyshire’s Bolsover Hospital.  After qualifying as a Nurse almost three years ago, I chose to work in a community hospital because I felt that this is where I could make the biggest difference. I knew that I wanted to connect with people and support them on a level beyond administering medication and to have the time to get to know them as an individual which can be more difficult in acute hospitals. I knew that I wanted to work with a team that were motivated and that valued each other because they were able to take pride in the work that they do. I am very fortunate that I have found this at Bolsover.

We are a community hospital. That means we are run differently to a mainstream or acute hospital and it also means that we regularly see a different kind of…

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