My job

My job: nurse consultant Karen Goudie

National clinical lead for older people at Healthcare Improvement Scotland Karen Goudie on designing new ways of working.

National clinical lead for older people at Healthcare Improvement Scotland Karen Goudie on designing new ways of working

What is your job?

I’m nurse consultant for older people in acute care in NHS Fife in Scotland, leading on improving care, transitions and experience and service transformation.

I’m also national clinical lead for older people at Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS).

Why did you become a nurse?

My gran was always in and out of hospital in Glasgow when I was young and that’s where my interest in nursing started. I was struck by the professionalism and technical ability nurses provided to care for her.

What might you have done otherwise?

I applied for primary school teaching but ultimately chose nursing. Interestingly, there’s a lot of teaching involved in the work I do now in leading education and

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