My job

By innovating service improvements you’re transforming your career and patient care

When nurses are a force for change, their own professional development benefits

head of mental health nursing for NHS England and NHS Improvement Emma Wadey

The nurse leader who is determined to keep one foot on the front line of care

Emma Wadey is a nurse at the top of the NHS, but don’t ask her to give up clinical practice

Sue Houston

Head of nursing at a neurological rehabilitation specialist service provider

Developing leadership skills has always been a priority for Sue Houston

Risq Animasaun

Senior staff nurse on a general psychiatric, female-only ward

I have an instinctive desire to provide care and support to people, says Risq Animasaun


Deputy director infection prevention and control

Forthcoming matrons' handbook author Annesha Archyangelio on why she went into nursing

Rebekah Bewsey

Children and young people’s care pathway lead and matron

RCNi award-winning team leader Rebekah Bewsey: 'I don’t think I chose nursing; it chose me'

Care home operations dementia manager

RCNi award winner Yvonne Manson knew early on that she wanted to work in care homes

Ann Collins

‘It is a privilege to work with people who are at their most vulnerable’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins talks about her work with older people


'One of the most important things is the power of deep listening'

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership lead nurse for primary and community care Louise Brady explains her committment to service improvement

My job: Influencing policy through my nurse manager role

Chief of nursing Karen Roberts on providing clinical expertise and advice to Macmillan Cancer Support


‘I love to see residents happy and content, and their relatives reassured’

Julie Newman, manager of Ivybank House care home, Falkirk, reflects on her career to date

'Good assessment skills are crucial to nursing'

Identify weaknesses in your practice, and develop them says nurse manager Helen Phelan

‘Never let anyone force you into lowering your values as a nurse’

Nursing support director Paul Jebb on the importance of role modelling 

60 seconds with Macmillan director of nursing Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn talks about his career in cancer and palliative care and the lessons learned

‘Remember why you came into nursing and what difference you make’

Chief nurse and director of quality Allison Cannon explains what inspires her

‘Nursing is one of the best and most rewarding jobs’

Tissue viability nurse consultant Julie Tyrer explains why her patients’ reactions make her...

‘Don’t be afraid to be a leader’

After 36 years working in the NHS, Stacey McCann is using her skills as chief operating...

Paul Edwards, Dementia UK director of clinical services

Making a difference in older people's care can only happen if we work as a society, says...