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Showing appreciation to agency nurses brings rewards for all staff

Practice-related feedback from an agency nurse caused Sarah Priday to reflect on the importance of good communication
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Feedback from an agency nurse caused Sarah Priday to reflect on the importance of good communication

While working as an agency nurse I found that employers are quick to contact you regarding mistakes but slow to pass on compliments. Managers at the hospitals where I work regularly have told me that they have given positive feedback to the agency, but I rarely hear about this kind of praise.

I love getting positive feedback. It makes working feel so much more worthwhile and encourages me to be kind to others.

When I was on the staff at a hospital I received the following feedback from an agency nurse I worked with: ‘When I was posted to the hospital for the first time for a night shift, Sarah Priday was among the permanent staff I worked with.

‘Once Sarah found out that

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