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Speaking to nurses at my trust, I discovered that many had undertaken dissertations and projects that were not being disseminated.

Speaking to nurses at my trust, I discovered that many had undertaken dissertations and projects that were not being disseminated. It is part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s code of conduct to share best practice, and there is also an ethical obligation to disseminate information when undertaking research.

Many nurses say they do not have time, knowledge or inclination to submit their work for publication, so I decided to create a publishing group to encourage and help nurses and other professionals to write for publication.

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To stimulate communication, I created a closed Facebook group. I made sure anyone can join the group because a variety of viewpoints are important. I firmly believe in sharing information to help our patients and to learn from each other.

The response was positive. Nurses, healthcare assistants, consultants, specialists, editors of nursing journals and educators

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