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Advice on embracing change that will help you stay one step ahead

Most of us find change a challenge, but by accepting it as inevitable we can make the most of opportunities that arise.
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Most of us find change a challenge, but by accepting it as inevitable we can make the most of opportunities that arise

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Change is often considered a good thing – and to be what makes life interesting.

Unfortunately, the truth is that far too many of us get used to the status quo and can be resistant to change or to adapting to a new way of working. But this will not wash in a clinical environment because nursing and medicine are constantly evolving and improving, and so too should nurses.

So what is the best way to deal with change if it causes you anxiety? It is highly likely the worry stems from uncertainty ‘perhaps about how the change will be implemented or even why it’s taking place’, says Nick Simpson, chief executive officer of health recruitment agency MSI Group.

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