My job

60 seconds with nursing home matron Sue Paxton

Don't be driven by others' expectations, listen to yourself and take the career path that fulfils you, says nursing home matron Sue Paxton.
sue

Don't be driven by others' expectations, listen to yourself and take the career path that fulfils you, says nursing home matron Sue Paxton

After qualifying as a nurse in the late 1970s, Sue Paxton worked on a female medical ward and in theatres before doing midwifery training. After working as a midwife and on female surgical wards as a nurse, she became a clinical teacher at Wycombe General Hospital in Buckinghamshire. She is currently matron at the Leonard Pulham Nursing Home in Buckinghamshire.

What are your main work responsibilities?

Maintaining high standards of care at the nursing home and ensuring things run smoothly.

How did you get your job?

I visited many care settings while training nurses and carers, and always

...

Want to read more?

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first three months:

  • Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Nursing Older People
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests

This article is not available as part of an institutional subscription. Why is this?

Jobs