Community nursing is at a crossroads

Distinct cultural change is opening up new styles and ways of working centred on technology and maintaining good health  

I graduated from University of Barcelona’s School of Nursing in 1997. As a young male nurse, I loved action and technology, so the emergency care environment was a good fit. Work was intermittent in Spain, so in 2000 I moved to England.

As the years went by, I felt constrained by the hierarchic, task-orientated system and felt that I could not be myself or express my ideas properly in the hospital environment.

Frustrated, I finished shifts demoralised, deflated and sad. My nursing career began to drift and I ended up working on the nurse bank. I felt undervalued and unable to make a difference.

Patient-centred care

In 2012 I decided to give nursing one last chance and applied to be a community nurse. I had found my perfect role. A community nurse experiences all the thrills of working in emergency care.

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