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Nurses who inspired us: role models and mentors we won’t forget

As the NHS marks its 75th anniversary, nurses recall the encouragers and champions who shaped them, and why the health service needs these strong nursing voices

As the NHS marks its 75th anniversary, nurses recall the encouragers and champions who shaped them, and why the health service needs these strong nursing voices

  • Nurses’ leader Pat Cullen and nurses working in the NHS reflect on the people who have inspired them in their careers
  • They discuss how these inspirational figures have helped shape them personally and professionally and are role models of strong leadership and person-centred care
  • NHS 75: why nurses are essential champions of patient care that is accessible to all
Toughness and absolute conviction to do the right thing Pat Cullen

Pat Cullen, RCN general secretary and chief executive

I’m the youngest of a family of seven – six sisters and one brother –

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