a long running joke that nurses can find work wherever they go, but
I'm proof that being able to move around in this job is more than
just a punchline.
I trained in London. It was great to be shown the ropes in a big
city, especially somewhere like the capital where there's never a
It gave me a really good grounding and a solid foundation to
build the career I wanted, which was actually away from a
traditional hospital setting.
Community nursing is exactly that - caring for patients in their
own homes and at other locations near to where they live.
I really enjoy helping patients in this way. It's a bit more
informal but every bit as rewarding - I find there's something very
personal about actually looking after someone at home, it helps
develop really strong relationships.
But that's only half of why I love my job. The team around me
are fantastic - we're a real tight knit unit and, as we've all got
different skills, can support each other through any
That's what makes healthcare special - people. Whether you're
helping them or working with them, they make it what it
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