Alison Handley

Doing the rounds in the US

Discover how Louise Hughes benefited from spending three weeks in the United States and learn how you might follow in her footsteps.

The long road to equality

When Eleanor Smith’s daughter Abigail said she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a nurse, the seasoned public sector campaigner had mixed feelings.

Healthy staff provide better care

Supporting staff to improve their own health is crucial to getting care right for patients, according to managers at one trust.

Taking theory into real life

A programme that links postgraduate nursing students undertaking their final projects with health and social care providers is proving beneficial for both sides.

Racing back to hospital practice

When Esther Poveda saw an advert for band 5 nurses at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, she was keen to apply. But she had worked in a care home since coming to the UK from her native Spain 12 months earlier, so she was nervous.

Meet the reformer

When Elizabeth Tysoe accepted a secondment in the prison service she had no idea what to expect.