Managing healthcare without a government: it’s time to step up, says NI chief nurse
When Charlotte McArdle was appointed as CNO in Northern Ireland she never imagined she would have to do the job without a health minister. Now she wants nurses to help to transform the care service
- Absence of government at Stormont for the past two-and-a-half years has stalled plans to transform the health and social care service
- RCN warned in April that there were 2,500 nurse vacancies across the system – around 12% of the workforce
- Professor McArdle says nurses have the right skills to play a leading role in reforming healthcare
Charlotte McArdle, Northern Ireland’s chief nursing officer, can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to join the nursing profession.
‘My mother tells me I’ve always wanted to be a nurse. She says I used to play with dolls and syringes, and...
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