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Kath Evans: ‘Working to improve child health is everyone’s business’

Kath Evans, director of nursing for babies, children and young people at Barts Health NHS Trust, discusses the importance of asking children how their care could be improved, and why nurses need good role models.
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Kath Evans, director of nursing for babies, children and young people at Barts Health NHS Trust, discusses the importance of asking children how their care could be improved, and why nurses need good role models.

Why did you become a children’s nurse?

I wanted to be a nurse since the age of 12. I volunteered with the British Red Cross, learned first aid skills and thought nursing would be a good career pathway.

What might you have done otherwise?

I would probably have gone into teaching or been a freelance embroiderer, which is something I loved as a child.

Where did you train?

I studied general nursing at what is now Cardiff University Hospital, formerly Cardiff School of Nursing. I then gained my registered sick children’s nursing qualification at Great Ormond Street Hospital in

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