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Kellie Owen

A passion for collaboration

Kellie Owen, winner of the 2019 Richard Tompkins Nurse Development Scholarship, on influencing the culture of care homes

‘Don’t be too focused on the task at hand’

Admiral Nurse Sarah Oakwood on her ‘musts’ for working with older people

Care home support nurse

Primary care nurses must adapt ways of working due to an increase in frail older patients

'Getting services right for people with frailty is a must'

Frailty and dementia matron Beverley Marriott wants an integrated health and social care system

Anne_Collins

‘I would add a seventh C: the ability to remain calm’

Advanced nurse practitioner Ann Collins describes the qualities needed in her job

Hugh Masters

Forget any myths about nursing careers in dementia care – we’re at the cutting edge

Hugh Masters on why care of people with dementia is at the forefront of nursing innovation

My job: 'Nursing is not a job, it’s a calling'

Nursing home team leader Paula McCafferty on quelling patient anxiety with staff interaction

Julie_Newman

‘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

'A sense of humour is a must in care of older people'

Pablo Vilar on why there are more challenges ahead for care workers

'Give 100% to patients and have the most rewarding career'

Clinical director of Pacific Care Janice Allan says working with older people enables nurses to be autonomous practitioners

Jean Donaldson

'I love being able to influence the provision of quality care'

Jean Donaldson emphasises the importance of respect and compassion

Chris Knifton

Teaching students to be knowledgeable and compassionate about dementia care

De Montfort University senior lecturer Chris Knifton on why dementia is an increasingly exciting specialism

Maximising independence for people living with dementia

Belong villages chief operating officer Stacey McCann on supporting residents to live the...

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...

'Pulmonary rehabilitation gives people confidence to get on with their lives'...

Recently made a Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, community...

‘I was inspired by how patients and families coped’

Nurse specialist Carol Miller on working with Parkinson’s disease patients

60 seconds with care home operations director Louise Barnett 

Have confidence in your abilities and know that every skill you acquire is valuable, says...

‘As nurses, we are always learning and developing’

Barbara Lawson, care home manager of Kincaid House in Greenock, Scotland, explains her...

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