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Reflecting the core values of a clinical nurse specialist

Colorectal clinical nurse specialist Iris Williams on the importance of having the patience and passion to persevere in your chosen field of nursing  
Iris Williams

Colorectal clinical nurse specialist Iris Williams on the importance of having the patience and passion to persevere in your chosen field of nursing

Why did you become a colorectal clinical nurse specialist?

To make a positive difference to the experience of patients with colorectal disease and stomas and provide support ensuring that the patient is always central to care – from diagnosis to follow up.

What might you have done otherwise?

Become a journalist as I enjoy writing and am also quite inquisitive.

Where have you worked previously?

I have been in my role for nearly 22 years, but I’ve worked in a variety of clinical settings. I spent time working on a surgical ward, worked as a community nurse and then as for a period as a research nurse at the Public Health Laboratory services in

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