Nursing Standard podcast: ‘I moved job to help lead trust out of special measures’

Our podcast season opens with nursing director Joann Morse explaining why she wanted to work for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, where mothers and babies died after failures in maternity care

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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust director of nursing Joann Morse explains why she left her job in Salford to work for a trust where at least 19 mothers and babies died between 2004 and 2012.

In this opening episode of season 3 of the Nursing Standard podcast, Ms Morse explains how she helped to lead the trust out of special measures to achieve a rating of 'good' from the Care Quality Commission. She talks about how other nurses sniggered when they heard she was going to work at Morecambe Bay. She also discusses nurse degree apprenticeships.

Also in this episode, you'll hear an interview with University of Dundee senior lecturer Emma Burnett on infection prevention and control. Dr Burnett talks about why her recent Nursing Standard article on the topic makes for vital reading.

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