Career pathways in caring for older people

This series showcases careers in nursing older people. Featuring a variety of jobs and settings, the series explores the pathways that these nurses took, what inspired and inspires them, and the potential for nurses who might want to follow in their footsteps.


Helen Springthorpe talking to a patient

Admiral Nurse who plotted a course for dementia care in her local trust

After a 37-year nursing career, with 15 years spent as an Admiral Nurse, Helen Springthorpe...

Jennifer Boyd

‘We work in the residents’ home, they don’t live where we work’

This feature in our series on career pathways explores advanced practice in care homes

Wendy Mashlan treating an elderly female patient

Helping older people access the best acute hospital care

The first feature in a series looking at career pathways in caring for older people looks at...

Nicky Hayes

‘Outstanding nurses work with older people across all settings’

Nicky Hayes explains why caring for the frailest older people can be immensely rewarding but...