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There are 600 nurses on the Channel Island of Guernsey, but that's not enough so opportunities abound

Nursing shortages are everywhere, and Guernsey is no exception.

Last summer, the Channel island’s Princess Elizabeth Hospital closed ten medical beds while it searched for recruits.

Where its fans would say Guernsey differs is in the opportunities it offers ambitious nurses keen to progress to autonomous practice, those who want to work across the community-acute boundary and those who understand integrated care.

Juliet Beal (pictured) joined Guernsey’s Health and Social Services Department as chief nurse in November last year after 33 years in the NHS, latterly at the Care Quality Commission.

She arrived at the tail end of a torrid time for nursing and midwifery on Guernsey. Nurse training had been suspended and serious concerns expressed about the safety of maternity services.

Despite sitting outside the UK and the NHS, Guernsey uses Agenda for Change banding, and its nurses and midwives


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