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International nurses are an invaluable tool for workforces. It enables personal development, reflection and revalidates how you feel about your work. Carole Farrell discusses the use of a nursing exchange programme

International nurses are an invaluable tool for workforces. It enables personal development, reflection and revalidates how you feel about your work. Carole Farrell discusses the use of a nursing exchange programme.

Over the past ten years I have had the privilege of hosting oncology nurses from all over the world here at The Christie Hospital, where they have shadowed staff in the nurse-led clinics.

As a nurse clinician in breast medical oncology I had set up nurse-led clinics for patients on adjuvant chemotherapy, Herceptin and endocrine treatment and follow up. The rationale for inviting overseas nurses was that we were keen to share good practice.

Our first placement was Ceci Au, a senior nurse based at a hospital in Hong Kong. Although she was keen to develop nurse-led

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