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‘Listen to what the children and young people are saying to you’

Chair of the Association of Chief Children's Nurses and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital chief nursing officer Michelle McLoughlin explains what made her want to be a nurse.
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Chair of the Association of Chief Children's Nurses and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital chief nursing officer Michelle McLoughlin explains what made her want to be a nurse.

What is your job?

I am the chief nursing officer at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital. It’s the best job in the world. I also have a national platform as chair of the Association of Chief Children’s Nurses.

Why did you become a children’s nurse?

Like many people, I went into nursing for a variety of reasons. The main one was, as a 14 year old, I remember my family nursing my grandfather, who was dying at home. I wanted to help, but did not know how. This made me want to learn what to do.

I went on to train to be a children’s nurse because my aunt and uncle’s

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