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Elizabeth Smyth, a medicines management specialist nurse at Craigavon Area Hospital in Northern Ireland, describes her role and reveals the advice she would give a newly registered nurse

Elizabeth Smyth, a medicines management specialist nurse at Craigavon Area Hospital in Northern Ireland, describes her role and reveals the advice she would give a newly registered nurse

What does your current role involve?

I provide specialist nursing expertise and leadership in medicines management for domiciliary care workers who administer medicines in a person's own home. I also provide training to nurses and support workers who administer medicines in adult and children's services in trust facilities, such as day care, residential care, supported living and respite facilities.

I design and deliver medicines management education and training programmes, and develop service initiatives for medicines management across these sectors.

Why did you become a nurse?

My decision to become a nurse was impulsive. However, it was the right move as I have had a very enjoyable and rewarding career.

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