60 seconds with research associate and Queen's Nurse Ruth Butler
If you have an idea which could promote health and well-being, pursue it, even if it means working outside your comfort zone, says research associate and Queen's Nurse Ruth Butler
Ruth Butler qualified as a registered general nurse and registered sick children's nurse in the 1980s, working at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. After seven years as a school nurse, then a paediatric community sister, she took a ten-year career break before returning to school nursing in 2009. Last year, she was crowned winner of the child health award at the RCNi Nurse Awards, and has been in her current role as research associate at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust since October 2016.
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