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

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

What is your job?

I am the clinical director of Pacific Care, a company with a portfolio of care homes. I cover four care homes and a day care centre in Glasgow, Scotland, supporting the managers and working closely with the staff team. I have worked with external agencies to develop a comprehensive training programme and I deliver the dementia training across the company.

Why did you become a nurse?

It had a lot to do with the 1970s TV show Angels – the camaraderie, the uniform, among other aspects. I honestly didn’t know what was involved, but I quickly learned.

Where did you train?

At the former Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow, qualifying in 1981. We learned on the

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