My job

Daniel Marsden: treasuring extra curricular activities and staying patient

Practice development nurse Daniel Marsden explains his the guiding principles and why his role in providing care is person centred

What is your job?

As a practice developer I support our acute hospital staff to provide care that is person centered, adjusted, safe and effective.

Picture: Tim George

To do this, I am mindful of work-based cultures across our three acute hospital sites, and seek creative methods and projects to enlighten and empower. This includes co-creating tools, guidance and policy, leading on and fostering research and development, and ensuring standards are high.

Why did you become a nurse?

When I left school I had a mentor and family friend who was an occupational therapist, and who enabled me to get some work experience in a supported employment workshop. I subsequently worked as an activity support worker under occupational therapists.

However, 18 months later, I realised I spent more time working with nurses and they inspired me to make an application


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