“3.6 million older people in the UK live alone, of whom over 2 million are aged 75+” (Age Uk 2018) The effects of loneliness can make a huge impact on a persons life in regards to their; physical health, physical activity and mental health. You can read more about the effects of loneliness here: The Effects of … More How can we improve their lives?
As 2019 is drawing closer, I wanted to write about my 2018 top moments and celebrate achievements! Why not? People often view things like this as ‘showing off’ but actually for me, I’m just proud and keeping myself motivated for third year. I’ve come from nothing… I got awful grades at GSCEs, I left school … More My 2018 top moments and goals for 2019 ahead
Tips and advice for second year nursing. Assignments, exams and placements. … More Top Tips To Surviving Second Year Nursing
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;” – Clement Clarke Moore Christmas is almost here but what does Christmas mean to me? Let’s go back to Christmas 1989 when I was just 6 years old. I don’t 100% remember the whole day … More What Christmas Means To Me
Firstly, let’s start with the patients who first get admitted to our ward. Patient’s will either get admitted straight from A&E, another ward (or hallway) or they will get admitted from the theatre after their operation. The first thing you have to do, is your thorough assessments and observations. This is the first step in … More Orthopaedic Wards – Admissions
Hi everyone, My recent placement was out on the orthopaedic ward and it was such a fantastic learning experience for me. I want to share all of the things I have learnt so that it might prepare you for your placement out on an orthopaedic ward. First things first… abbreviations! I really don’t like them… … More Orthopaedic Ward Common Abbreviations
Hi all, That’s it for second year yay!! I have finally finished. What a year it has been, I can finally lie in and catch up on all my sleep I have lost lately. I made a little vlog on my last week of placement if anyone is interested in that. Warning, it’s emotional! I … More I’ve finished second year!
Hi all! Sorry it’s been a while since I have had a chance to sit and write a blog. Last week I went to the most amazing awards ceremony for The Academy of Fab Stuff NHS. This was such an honour to be part of an amazing event full of the most inspiring individuals. You … More The Academy Of Fabulous Stuff NHS
As most of you may know, I’m very passionate about primary care nursing. My previous placement within a general practice confirmed that primary care is where the rest of my career will lie. Many people still think that you need so many years experience to become a general practice nurse and this is a myth. … More The Role Of The General Practice Nurse
Hi all, I wanted to create a positive message around nursing. With all the negativity in the press, staff shortages, and lack of motivation right now I want to show everyone why I love nursing. So here it is, a little video I created with some amazing student nurses and qualified to show why we … More Why do we nurse?