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Forum focus: nurses belong in key influencing roles on merit

Nurses have had to fight for a place at the table when important decisions are made
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Nurses have had to fight for a place at the table when important decisions are made, but they should be among the key influencers

For years nurses have been recognised as catalysts and influencers. We are experts in what we know and at what we do. During this pandemic we have proved that time and time again.

We have kept cancer services going despite the restrictions and we are instrumental in how we meet the next challenge – reinstating what has been put on hold and managing a backlog of need, which we will do with all our usual care and compassion.

‘We can combine the strategic with the operational to enhance the outcome’

We have an understanding of what people are facing day-to-day as well as an ability to see the bigger picture. We can also combine the strategic

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