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Retaining the Passion: Journeys Through Nursing

Retaining the Passion: Journeys Through Nursing

By Clare Manley and Craig Davidson

A podcast by registered nurses, Clare Manley and Craig Davidson. Together they discuss their journeys through nursing. They hope to shine a light on key issues affecting the nursing profession and wider society by speaking to various guests about their lived experiences.

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Retaining the Passion: Writing for Nurses
Retaining the Passion: Writing for Nurses
We are back for a new session with a new presenter, Dawn Marr whilst Craig takes a break after tying the knot to the love of his life, Patrick.  Dawn was a guest on the pod in Season One and will join Clare for the remainder if Season Three.  This episode see Dawn and Clare catch up on what they have been doing during the extended break and keeping you all up to speed with some exciting job changes! Writing is a skill that all Nurses need and learn through their training but this episode focusses on moving that forwards and how as a Nurse we can still use a wide variety of writing in practice and for our own development.  Dawn and Clare discuss their own journeys in writing and how they have found this has changed since being students.  Joining the Pod for an interview Dawn and Clare are delighted to have had the chance to interview Heather Henry who has recently published her first book - Be a Leader in Nursing for Student Nurses.  Heather is a Queens Nurse and Writer and nurse entrepreneur. Heather talks to Dawn and Clare about all types of writing from academic and peer reviewed articles to creative writing and poetry.   Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Dawn: Dawn Marr 🏳️‍🌈🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@DawnMarr20) / Twitter Heather: https://twitter.com/HeatherHenry4
49:41
August 15, 2022
Retaining the Passion: Imposter Syndrome and the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme.
Retaining the Passion: Imposter Syndrome and the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme.
In this latest episode, we join Clare and Craig to talk about imposter syndrome in nursing and also about how the new NHS England Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) programme can work in some way to address this phenomenon, which is all too real for so many of us nurses. They are delighted to be joined by two fantastic nurses. First, Daneka Dunne, a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) working in an Accident and Emergency Liaison Team in Greater Manchester joins them to share her candid, heartfelt, open and honest story of her own experiences with imposter syndrome and how it affects her in her day-to-day life as a nurse. We are so grateful to her bravery in discussing what can be a very difficult topic to address. Next, Clare and Craig speak to the inspirational Dr Emma Wadey PhD, a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), and Deputy Director of Mental Health Nursing for NHS England and Improvement and a Consultant Nurse in Psychiatric Liaison. Emma talks about even at her stage in her career she also experiences imposter syndrome. She also goes on to discuss the fantastic Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) programme and its role in NHS England. The PNA programme delivers training and restorative supervision for nursing colleagues right across England. The programme launched in March 2021, towards the end of the third wave of COVID-19. This was the start of a critical point of recovery: for patients, for services and the workforce. PNA training provides those on the programme with skills to facilitate restorative supervision to their colleagues and teams, in nursing and beyond. A version of this programme existed already for maternity colleagues, where outcomes pointed to improved staff wellbeing and retention, alongside improved patient outcomes. The training equips them to listen and to understand the challenges and demands of fellow colleagues and to lead support and deliver quality improvement initiatives in response. The PNA programme is the first of its kind for nursing not just in England, but across the world. For more information about NHS England’s national programme, contact their central Professional Nurse Advocates Team at england.nursingpna@nhs.net or visit the website at https://www.england.nhs.uk/nursingmidwifery/delivering-the-nhs-ltp/professional-nurse-advocate/. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Emma: https://twitter.com/NursingEmma
01:05:53
April 12, 2022
Retaining the Passion: Clinical Supervision.
Retaining the Passion: Clinical Supervision.
After a short hiatus, Clare and Craig are back with the rest of season three. This fortnight they are discussing the very topical, "Clinical Supervision". What is it? Why, as nurses, should we have it? And why does it matter more than ever? They are delighted to have two fantastic guests join them who are part of the UK's Clinical Supervision Subject Expert Group hosted by the Florence Nightingale Foundation. First, they speak with Professor Emeritus Tony Butterworth CBE, a dual registered mental health and adult nurse, who was a driving force in bringing Clinical Supervision to the fore in the 1990s and continues to be a passionate advocate. Then, they speak to the incredible Joanne Bosanquet MBE,  CEO of the Foundation of Nursing Studies, which provides resilience-based clinical supervision. It is enlightening to hear both Tony and Joanne speak with such passion and share their different views and commonalities regarding clinical supervision. And we hope that this episode helps to keep the conversation going. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Tony: https://twitter.com/cabutty Joanne: https://twitter.com/MrsBosanquet
01:18:11
March 13, 2022
Retaining the Passion: LIVE Holiday Special.
Retaining the Passion: LIVE Holiday Special.
Clare and Craig are thrilled to be joined by some extra special guests, our "Retaining the Passion" family, our amazing listeners!! Join them all to hear them discussing their highlights from our three series, their dream guests, their highlights from 2021, what they are most looking forward to in 2022, and sharing their all-important "top tips". We hope you enjoy the episode and have a lovely festive season. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85
57:14
December 12, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Everybody's Business.
Retaining the Passion: Everybody's Business.
Clare and Craig discuss why exactly it's "Everybody's Business" to know more about perinatal and parent and infant mental health. Also, Clare shares her very personal story of her lived experiences of birth trauma and how they shaped her mental health and parenting experience.  They are so grateful to have three fantastic guests join them. First, they speak to Abbey Kennedy, a registered mental health nurse and Advanced Clinical Practitioner in a Specialist Perinatal Community Team in Greater Manchester. Then, Helen Stevens, a Clinical Psychologist who works in Parent and Infant Mental Health in Bury, Greater Manchester, for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Lastly, they speak to the inspirational Lindsay Robinson, who shares the lived experience of her perinatal mental health issues and how she has used these to successfully campaign for specialist perinatal mental health services for women and families in Northern Ireland. Thank you so much to all three for sharing their experiences and journeys. We hope it truly highlights the importance of perinatal and parent and infant mental health being everybody's business. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Abbey Kennedy: https://twitter.com/kennedy_abbey Helen Stevens: https://twitter.com/HelenBuryEAS Lindsay Robinson: https://twitter.com/Robinson_Linds Please book for our LIVE Holiday special, Sunday, December the 12th at 18:00 (GMT) at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/retaining-the-passion-live-holiday-special-tickets-206695240027
01:29:29
December 05, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Mental Health Matters.
Retaining the Passion: Mental Health Matters.
Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their very personal reasons for choosing "Mental Health Matters". And why they felt it was important to address nurses' and healthcare practitioners' lived experiences of mental health issues and challenging professional and societal stigma. They are humbled and privileged to have three fantastic guests join them to discuss their experiences. First, they speak to Abby Martin, a registered early-career mental health nurse who works in schools with young people. Then, Sally-Anne Wherry, Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Gloucestershire and Parkinson's nurse specialist. Lastly, but by no means least, Nichole McIntosh, London Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery for Health Education England. Thank you so much to all three for feeling safe enough to be candid, open and honest with us. We hope you can learn from and resonate with their lived experiences and advice as much as Clare and Craig. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Abby Martin: https://twitter.com/MHnurseabby Sally-Anne Wherry: https://twitter.com/sawherry Nichole McIntosh: https://twitter.com/McIntoshNichole Please book for our LIVE Holiday special, Sunday, December the 12th at 18:00 (GMT) at the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/retaining-the-passion-live-holiday-special-tickets-206695240027 If you would like to donate to Craig and his brother and dad's Movember fundraiser to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, please do so at this link: https://movember.com/t/the-davidson-boys?mc=1
01:44:56
November 21, 2021
Retaining the Passion: COP26, sustainability and climate action in healthcare.
Retaining the Passion: COP26, sustainability and climate action in healthcare.
On the 31st of October 2021, the opening day of COP26, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode, "COP26, sustainability and climate action in healthcare". They are then delighted to be joined by Alexis Percival, Environmental and sustainability manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and Clare Nash RN, Head of Clinical Products Management. Both discuss their vital work to reduce the NHS's carbon footprint and net-zero aims. Some of the statistics are stark and frightening. However, we don't want people to be scared into inaction. We hope listening to Alexis and Clare inspires you to improve your sustainable practices in your personal and professional lives. Hear them discuss the need to include sustainability in healthcare preregistration education, how sustainable practices are often more patient-centred while saving the planet, and much more. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/  Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple  Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85  Alexis Percival: https://twitter.com/alexiskeech  Clare Nash: https://twitter.com/ClareNash20 If you would like to donate to Craig and his brother and dad's Movember fundraiser to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, please do so at this link: https://movember.com/t/the-davidson-boys?mc=1
01:07:50
October 31, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Series 3 Teaser.
Retaining the Passion: Series 3 Teaser.
WE'RE BACK! Series three!  Clare and Craig are back, discussing what they've been up to and what's coming up in this series. They also let you know how you can get involved in helping shape the upcoming episodes. Oh, and there might be a surprise or two. We've missed you. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodRTP/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple  Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 
37:31
October 17, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Nursing and Politics.
Retaining the Passion: Nursing and Politics.
We cannot believe it is our Season Two finale! Both Clare and Craig are incredibly passionate about how politics and policy influence nursing and society more broadly. So, we are delighted, and it feels natural to end the season discussing "Nursing and Politics". As well as sharing their thoughts and reflections on the topic, Clare and Craig are honoured to be joined by Jeane Freeman OBE, a former nurse, member of the Scottish Parliament and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. In an open and honest interview, Jeane shares her thoughts on how nurses can influence politics and policy. Well, that is it, we will see you in the autumn! Thank you so much for following us, and have a lovely summer. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/  Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple  Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85  Jeane: https://twitter.com/Jeane_F1
01:22:20
July 18, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Allyship
Retaining the Passion: Allyship
First, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode, "Allyship", particularly as we reach the end of Pride Month. Next, they talk about how humbled and thrilled they are that the podcast has been shortlisted as a finalist in the RCNi Royal College of Nursing Awards 2021 in the "Innovations in Your Speciality" category #RCNAwards. Clare and Craig are then joined by Carole Anderson, Associate Director of Quality, Performance, Planning and Programmes at NHS Golden Jubilee. She is also Chair of the SWAN LGBT charity in Scotland, the Scottish Workplace Networking for LGBT people. Carole discusses her journey and why she believes allyship is so important and what this could look like. She also discusses how this links into the NHS Scotland Pride Badge initiative, which was nationally rolled out in Scotland on June 14th #NHSScotlandPride. Following this interview, Clare and Craig reflect on how they try to be allies across the broad spectrum of intersectionality for all those with protected characteristics and what allyship means to them. They also discuss how being inclusive allies can improve the lived experiences of our colleagues and the healthcare for the communities we serve. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Carole: https://twitter.com/sambababe  NHS Golden Jubilee: https://twitter.com/JubileeHospital SWAN LGBT charity: https://twitter.com/swanlgbt
57:22
June 27, 2021
Retaining The Passion: Leaders and Followers.
Retaining The Passion: Leaders and Followers.
First, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode "Leaders and Followers". Next, they are joined by two fantastic nurse leaders at different stages in their leadership journeys: Paul Jebb and Charlotte Jakab-Hall.  Paul is an Associate Chief Nurse for Patient Experience and Engagement at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. He has extensive formal management and leadership experience and sits on the Royal College of Nursing’s (RCN) Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum’s Steering Committee and RCNi’s Editorial Board. Additionally, Paul sits on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s professional strategic advisory group. He also has an honorary senior lecturer’s contract at his local university and is Chair of Blackpool Carer’s Centre charity. Additionally, alongside Jeni Watts, Paul is one of the co-coordinators of the “We Are Global Nurses” movement. Charlotte is a Safe Care Specialist Nurse at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and a Chief Nurse Fellow Alumni. With her colleague, she is also the co-founder of GloSTaRs, Gloucestershire Hospitals Staff Transition & Retention Support Network. Charlotte is also the creator of @BloggersNurse, a global networking platform for nurses and all allied healthcare professionals to share their blog posts, set up to support the Nursing Now Challenge. Following these interviews, Clare and Craig reflect on their discussions with Paul and Charlotte, their take-home messages, and how they will use these discussions to influence their leader and followership journeys. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Paul: https://twitter.com/pauljebb1 RCN Nurses in Management and Leadership Forum: https://twitter.com/RCNMandLForum Blackpool Carers Centre charity: https://twitter.com/blackpoolcarers We Are Global Nurses: https://twitter.com/werglobalnurses Charlotte: https://twitter.com/CharlotteNHSRN GloSTaRs: https://twitter.com/GloStarsNHS Bloggers Nurse: https://twitter.com/BloggersNurse
01:27:26
June 13, 2021
Retaining The Passion: Asylum Seeker Health.
Retaining The Passion: Asylum Seeker Health.
First, Clare and Craig discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode "Asylum Seeker Health". Craig begins by explaining the current context regarding the United Kingdom (UK) Government Home Office's post-Brexit proposed new Immigration and Asylum Bill 2021. He also offers, in his opinion, examples of where he believes the current Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 do not appear to work effectively to benefit the UK's asylum-seeking and refugee populations. Clare also shares her very personal reasons for wishing to choose this topic, as though Craig works in an Asylum Health Bridging Team; this episode topic was Clare's suggestion.  Two fantastic guests then join them. Firstly, by a self-professed, proud asylum seeker, female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor, human rights activist, and author of the best selling book, "Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today", Hibo Wardere. While some may find Hibo's story a difficult listen, she is a positive beacon of light who bravely speaks out against FGM, advocating for the rights of women and girls. Next, Clare and Craig interview Jean Saunders MBE, a registered adult nurse and health visitor. Jean is the Asylum Seeker Lead Nurse for Swansea Bay University Health Board and the Royal College of Nursing's (RCN) Nurse of the Year 2019/2020. Jean discusses how she and her team have established their service for asylum-seekers in Wales, and their unique health visitor led model. She also discusses her aspirations for the future and how she hopes asylum-seeker services can improve across the UK. Following these interviews, Clare and Craig reflect on the discussions with Hibo and Jean and why they believe it is so important all nurses and healthcare workers are aware of the particular needs of asylum-seekers and refugees in the UK, not solely those working in the specific field.  Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple  Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85  Hibo: https://twitter.com/HiboWardere Jean: https://twitter.com/jeansaunders2
01:17:05
May 30, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Dying Matters.
Retaining the Passion: Dying Matters.
First, Clare and Craig discuss three significant nursing events from this week: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, #InternationalNursesWeek and the Royal College of Nursing, voting to rejoin the International College of Nurses at their Annual General Meeting. Next, they discuss their decision for choosing the topic "Dying Matters" and why they believe we need to be having open and frank discussions about death, palliative and end of life care.  Their first interviewee is Dr Billy Rosa, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Nurse Practitioner. Billy works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and is particularly passionate about LGBTQ+ rights in palliative care and valuing "chosen families" and has done much work in this field.  Next, Clare interviews Dr Kathryn Mannix, a Palliative Care Physician who is passionate about getting us all better acquainted with the idea of dying well. Kathryn is also a published Sunday Times bestselling author of "With the End in Mind".  Clare and Craig then reflect on the two very emotive, emotional, but inspiring interviews. And though they understand death and dying are complex topics for many to discuss, particularly this year with what we've experienced through the Covid-19 pandemic, it will inspire people to begin these conversations.  Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/   Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple   Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85   Billy: https://twitter.com/BRosa_PhD  Kathryn: https://twitter.com/drkathrynmannix
01:28:44
May 16, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Reflections on a Year of Registration.
Retaining the Passion: Reflections on a Year of Registration.
Clare and Craig share what is quite possibly their most frank, honest and open episode ever. No guests, just them turning the mic on each other. As they reflect on their first year of registration, they discuss their major milestones this year and their best and most challenging days as newly registered nurses. Also, what they've done to help them get through this first year, and their plans for the coming year. Lastly, they impart their advice to newly registered nurses taking up their first post. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/  Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85
01:31:44
May 02, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 : the Effect on Nursing.
Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 : the Effect on Nursing.
Clare and Craig, both who became newly registered nurses as the Covid-19 pandemic broke, and we entered lockdown in the United Kingdom, catch up and discuss their reasoning for choosing this episode "Covid-19 - the Effect on Nursing. They want to know what the short and long-term effects of Covid-19 will be on individual nurses and the nursing profession, both nationally and globally. First, they talk with Catherine Gamble, a dually registered adult and mental health nurse and Head of Nursing Education and Research at London Trust. Catherine was also the former Professional lead for Mental Health at the Royal College of Nursing. Next, they interview registered mental health nurse Vicky Farnsworth and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Clare Jones, who are seconded to the Greater Manchester Resilience Hub. They explain the inception of the hub following the Manchester Arena bombing and how this has been adapted to help healthcare workers and their families throughout the pandemic. Lastly, Clare and Craig reflect on both interviews and what this all means for the future. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/  Catherine: https://twitter.com/minifeet2  Greater Manchester Resilience Hub: https://twitter.com/ResilientGM https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/mcrhub#2d139015  Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust: https://twitter.com/PennineCareNHS
01:21:38
April 18, 2021
Retaining the Passion: When Mistakes Happen.
Retaining the Passion: When Mistakes Happen.
Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasoning for choosing the episode title, "When Mistakes Happen". They discuss whether universities prepare new registrants for WHEN they make a mistake rather than IF, how the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) can be used as a punitive tool, and how new registrants can become so paralysed by the fear of making mistakes that they can result in making mistakes. Together, Clare and Craig interview two incredibly insightful guests. Firstly, Liz Jeremiah, a registered senior staff nurse in ITU and RCN Steward. Next, the Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the NMC, Andrea Sutcliffe. Clare and Craig talk to both about what to do when we make mistakes and how we can all move forward in our nursing journeys. They then reflect on these discussions and how the nursing profession can address mistakes moving forward. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/  Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple  Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85  Liz: https://twitter.com/stewardmogs  Andrea: https://twitter.com/Crouchendtiger7 The NMC: https://twitter.com/nmcnews
01:18:26
April 04, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Nursing Families - Living with a Nurse.
Retaining the Passion: Nursing Families - Living with a Nurse.
Welcome back! And hello to all our new podcast family and listeners! Clare and Craig are truly delighted to return for series two, and cannot wait to delve into many new topics with you as they journey through nursing.  In this, our first episode back, they discuss nursing families, in particular, living with a nurse, and are joined by three very special interview guests, each with unique experiences of living with a nurse. But first, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss the proposed 1% NHS Agenda for Change pay increase and International Women's Day! Next, Clare interviews Ethan Jackson, the son of critical care nurse, Kayte Powell, to chat about what it's like having a mum who is a nurse. Then Craig talks with Clare's husband, Stuart Manley, who shares his insight of being married to a nurse - the podcast husband meets the real-life husband! Lastly, Clare has a heart-to-heart with a fellow nurse mum, who just so happens to be Craig's mum, Carole Davidson, who is a neonatal intensive care nurse, and registered children's and adult nurse. Following the interviews, Clare and Craig reflect on the discussions and their hopes for series two... Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Kayte: https://twitter.com/kayte83 Carole: https://twitter.com/CaroleDvdson83
01:08:57
March 07, 2021
Retaining the Passion: Season One Finale - Happy Holidays and New Year's Reflections.
Retaining the Passion: Season One Finale - Happy Holidays and New Year's Reflections.
Clare and Craig cannot quite believe they have reached the end of season one, where has the time gone? We truly hope you have enjoyed following our journey as much as we have. And have been inspired by and learnt so much from our many amazing guests.  We will miss you all so much, and owe so much to you our listeners and followers. But we will be back in eight weeks time on February 14th 2021. During our downtime, we will be re-releasing our previous episodes, so you can catch up if you missed them the first time.  In this, our season finale, we are joined by two terrific guests. First, Carol Forde-Johnstone, a divisional recruitment and consultant lead and a superbly successful published author, who has been such an incredible supporter of both the podcast and Clare and Craig individually, as well as all newly registered nurses.  Next, we are joined by a very close personal friend, a fellow Student Nurse Project alumni and Royal College of Nursing Twitter curator, Beth Phillips. Beth is a newly registered children’s nurse who works has worked both in an acute setting and most recently in the community. She candidly shares the experience of her first year with real honesty.  Both our guests share some great advice for us to take forward into 2021. We know 2020 has been a difficult year, and we hope we have been able to bring some joy and help you develop, grow and retain your passion for nursing, which is exactly what we set out to do. Happy holidays and have a very safe and special New Year. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/  Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple  Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85  Carol: https://twitter.com/FordeJohnston  Beth: https://twitter.com/paedsnursebeth  Student Nurse Project: https://twitter.com/StNurseProject  RCN Newly Qualified Nurses: https://twitter.com/RCNNQN
59:43
December 20, 2020
Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities
Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities
In this very special episode, Clare and Craig catch up and talk to three incredible guests. Firstly, all the way from Australia, they interview the inspirational Paula McGowan, who shares the story and legacy of her son Oliver. Paula is a patient safety advocate and the driving force behind the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training for NHS England Health and Social Care staff.  Next, Craig chats with Clare's fifteen-year-old son Ollie, who has a diagnosis of autism and sensory processing disorder. In their chat, Craig asks Ollie what it was like to be diagnosed and what his experience of the health care system has been.  Lastly, Clare and Craig chat to register learning disability nurse Ben Taylor about his journey into nursing and the importance of learning disability nursing and patient advocacy. We truly hope you enjoy this bumper episode as much as we did and ask you to join us in #OliversCampaign. Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Paula: https://twitter.com/PaulaMc007 Ben: https://twitter.com/Ben_LD_Nurse
01:33:24
December 06, 2020
Retaining the Passion: General Practice Nursing
Retaining the Passion: General Practice Nursing
Craig and Clare catch up and discuss their first times: Clare winning the prestigious Student Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year (Mental Health) Award 2020 and gaining a promotion at work. And Craig, shadowing Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnerships' Homeless and Asylum services, gaining insight into the incredible and innovative work they are doing.  Together, they chat to newly registered general practice nurse Claire Carmichael, who is also a General Practice Student and Nurse Network ambassador and Student Nurse Project curator. Following that, they interview Ellen Nicholson, registered adult and Queen's Nurse, and Chair of the Royal College of Nursing's General Practice Nursing Forum. Through both interviews, they hope to bust some myths surrounding general practice nursing. At the same time, highlighting that it is definitely a career option for newly registered nurses.  Follow the podcast on: https://podrtp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podrtp/ Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85 Claire: https://twitter.com/C_Carmichael83 GPNSNN: https://twitter.com/Gpnsnn Student Nurse Project: https://twitter.com/StNurseProject Ellen: https://twitter.com/EllzSummary
01:09:21
November 22, 2020
Retaining the Passion: What is the Royal College of Nursing doing for its newly registered nurses?
Retaining the Passion: What is the Royal College of Nursing doing for its newly registered nurses?
As you know, our podcast is unaffiliated. However, this episode focuses specifically on what the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as the professional body of nursing is doing for its newly registered nurses.  Clare and Craig reveal some huge news. "Retaining the Passion" has been selected to present at the Healthcare Leadership Academy Conference 2020 alongside other global healthcare leaders after having their abstract for a poster presentation accepted. This honour is down to you our listeners and followers. We wouldn't be here without you, so thank you. Together, Clare and Craig interview Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the RCN. Next, they chat with Clare's RCN Newly Qualified Nurses Network co-lead, and student representative on the RCN Professional Nursing Committee, Kendal Moran. Then they finish up by talking to Dave Dawes, the newly elected Chair of RCN Council. In turn, Clare and Craig ask all three what more the College could be doing to support newly registered nurses. Follow the podcast on www.podrtp.com Twitter: @PodRTP Instagram: @PodRTP Clare: @MannersOfMarple Craig: @CraigDavidson85 Donna: donna.kinnair@rcn.org.uk Kendal: @Kendal_Moran Dave: @davedawes
01:12:52
November 08, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Global Nursing
Retaining the Passion: Global Nursing
Clare and Craig are both passionate advocates of global nursing and as student nurses were fortunate to experience international exchange placements to China and the United States, respectively. While our podcast is unaffiliated to any trade union or professional body, due to the nature of our discussions and guests during this episode, we will be discussing the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) more so than we usually would. In November, the College will go through a consultation period as to whether they should rejoin the International Council of Nurses (ICN) or other potential global nursing alliances. For transparency, Craig is a member of the campaigning group, “We Are Global Nurses” recommending that the RCN rejoins the ICN, but Clare is not and is undecided. This podcast episode is by no means a campaign episode for the RCN to rejoin the ICN; instead, we intend to give listeners and RCN members information, enabling them to make an informed choice. Together, Clare and Craig interview Jeni Watts. A registered adult, children’s nurse and health visitor, who is one of the coordinators of “We Are Global Nurses”. Craig then interviews Howard Catton. A registered general nurse and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses. Mentioning beforehand that Craig would be interviewing Howard, Craig asks Howard some tough questions from RCN members about the reasons why the RCN originally withdrew from the ICN and what it is they could gain from rejoining. Together, Clare and Craig then reflect on these discussions. What we hope is that we leave our listeners with further information to make an informed decision, whatever that is. And to highlight just how important global nursing issues are. Follow the podcast on www.podrtp.com Twitter: @PodRTP Clare: @MannersOfMarple Craig: @CraigDavidson85 Jeni: @jenidubs We Are Global Nurses: @WeRGlobalNurses Howard: @HowardCatton The International Council of Nurses: @ICNurses
01:25:58
October 25, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Person-Centred Care
Retaining the Passion: Person-Centred Care
Clare and Craig very much wanted to release this episode a day early to coincide with #WorldMentalHealthDay.  They share their reasonings for choosing the theme, "Person-Centred Care" and their new experiences since we last heard from them. Together, they then interview Professor Brendan McCormack from Queen Margaret University, one of the co-creators of the person-centred nursing framework to hear his views on person-centred care. They are then joined by their close friend newly registered mental health nurse Dawn Marr, who speaks honestly about changing roles in her first year, and the impact this had on her both personally and professionally. Following this, Clare and Craig reflect on these conversations and how they can move forward to improve their practice and hopefully inspire others. Our lasting memo though is person-centred care is just as much about you as it is about those you care for. Please take care of you always. Love Clare and Craig. Follow the Podcast on www.podrtp.com Twitter: PodRTP Clare: MannersOfMarple Craig: CraigDavidson85 Brendan: ProfBrendan Dawn: DawnMarr20.
01:09:36
October 10, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Supporting Newly Registered Nurses
Retaining the Passion: Supporting Newly Registered Nurses
A very personal episode for Clare and Craig. First, Clare talks about completing her preceptorship, and Craig discusses his guest lecture opportunity at his former college. Next, they interview Clare's preceptor Rachael Hughes, a community psychiatric nurse and deputy manager. Following this, they speak with Laura Wilson, Lead Nurse for Medicine, who interviewed Craig for his current nursing role. Both Rachael and Laura talk about their experiences of supporting newly registered nurses throughout their careers and what this means for their practice. Clare and Craig then reflect on these interviews and their hopes and aspirations going forward. Follow us on Twitter: @PodRTP Clare: @MannersOfMarple Craig: @CraigDavidson85 Rachael: @raider1984 Laura: @lauraewilson82
01:01:06
September 27, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Sepsis Awareness Special.
Retaining the Passion: Sepsis Awareness Special.
Clare and Craig are releasing this very special episode as part of Sepsis Awareness Month on September 13th, World Sepsis Day. Clare interviews newly registered critical care nurse Kayte Powell and her colleague, Senior Staff Nurse Kate Sinclair, who discuss sepsis awareness. Clare and Craig are then joined by newly registered intensive care nurse Katie Dutton, who shares her lived experience of sepsis and how living through this inspired her to become a nurse. After listening to this episode, we ask that you share a pledge with us on Twitter about how you aim to raise sepsis awareness. Follow us on Twitter: @PodRTP Clare: @MannersOfMarple Craig: @CraigDavidson85 Kayte: @Kayte83 Kate: @Sinclair9Kate Katie: @KatieDutton17 UK Sepsis Trust: @UKSepsisTrust
47:33
September 13, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Planning Your Development.
Retaining the Passion: Planning Your Development.
Clare and Craig catch up and are joined by Dr Gemma Stacey, Director of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy. Together they talk about making the most of your nursing journey and planning your professional development. Follow us on Twitter: @PodRTP  Clare: @MannersOfMarple  Craig: @CraigDavidson85  Gemma: @GemmaStacey10
45:28
August 23, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 - The Impact on Nursing.
Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 - The Impact on Nursing.
We catch up with Clare and Craig who tell us what they've been up to since we last heard from them. They are joined by Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, President of the Royal College of Nursing and Professor of Health Policy at Kings College, London, to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the nursing profession. Clare and Craig then reflect on this discussion and how they and others can move forward in their practice. Follow us on Twitter: @PodRTP Clare: @MannersOfMarple Craig: @CraigDavidson85 Anne Marie: @annemarieraffer
56:48
August 09, 2020
Retaining the Passion: What's in a Name?
Retaining the Passion: What's in a Name?
Clare and Craig discuss their reasons for choosing the theme, "What's in a Name?". Also, the many names and titles nurses have. And why this can be confusing for both the public and the profession. Rachel Hollis, Chair of RCN Profession Nursing Committee, joins them, sharing her journey through nursing and thoughts on this episode's theme.  Clare and Craig then reflect on this discussion and how they and others can move forward in their practice. Follow us on Twitter: @PodRTP Clare: @MannersOfMarple Craig: @CraigDavidson85 Rachel: @RachelAHollis
44:50
July 26, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Raising Your Voice.
Retaining the Passion: Raising Your Voice.
Clare and Craig discuss their reasons for choosing the theme, "Raising Your Voice", and why they think nurses should raise their voices. They are joined by guests, Jessica Sainsbury, a final year dual field adult and mental health nursing student and RCN Students' Committee chair, and BJ Waltho, a registered nurse and trained midwife, who is an Associate Director of Operations and Chair of RCN Congress. From different spectrums of their nursing careers, Jessica and BJ offer their advice on how to raise your voice.  Clare and Craig then reflect on what they have learned and how they can take this forward in their practice.  Follow us on Twitter: @PodRTP  Clare: @MannersOfMarple  Craig: @CraigDavidson85  Jessica: @JessLSainsbury  BJ: @bjgw
01:08:15
July 12, 2020
Retaining the Passion: Finding Hope.
Retaining the Passion: Finding Hope.
Clare and Craig share their personal reasons for choosing the theme, “Finding Hope”, and discuss what hope means to them.  They are joined by guests, Tara Hewitt, Group Equality and Inclusion Programme Manager and founder of the Trans NHS Staff Network, and Dr Calvin Moorley, adult nurse and Professor of Nursing Research. Together they discuss topics including Pride Month, LGBT+ health inequality, trans rights, Black Lives Matter, BAME health inequality and intersectionality.  Clare and Craig then reflect on what they have learned and how they can take this forward in their practice.  Follow us on Twitter at: @PodRTP  Clare: @MannersOfMarple  Craig: @CraigDavidson85  Tara: @Tara_Hewitt  Calvin: @CalvinMoorley
01:09:03
June 28, 2020
Retaining the Passion: An Introduction.
Retaining the Passion: An Introduction.
Clare and Craig introduce themselves and talk about their journeys into nursing. They discuss their aims and hopes for this podcast series. And generally have a good old catch up. Hope you enjoy it!
25:08
June 20, 2020