Mental Health First Aiders Matters

On this #MentalHealthAwarenessDay, Julia Ashfield, our dedicated Mental Health First Aider and Deputy Head of Nurse at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emerson Green shares how we support our team members’ mental health. All Practice Plus Group sites have trained and certified Mental Health First Aid employees to help create a safe environment for all those…

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Doing what she loves: a rewarding career journey of a Senior Nurse in Prison Healthcare

Natalie shares her journey as a Senior Substance Misuse Nurse at HMP New and Hall, how that shaped her career and helped her make a true difference in people’s lives. Where it all started Practice Plus Group has provided me with some incredible opportunities. My career began at HMP Wakefield six years ago as a…

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A day in the life of a Clinical Lead Nurse

I’m an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) with experience in primary and secondary care, and before taking this role with Practice Plus Group I had a well-rounded experience working in urgent care and GP practices in the NHS. In this role, I can really enhance my leadership skills- both clinical and non-clinical- as well as my…

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A day in the life of an outpatient nurse

“Hi, I’m Jess and I’m an Outpatient Nurse at Devizes Hospital Surgical Centre. Last year I completed a Return to Nursing course at The University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. I had been out of nursing for 11 years having chosen to be a stay at home mum with my two children….

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Why I love my job as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

I qualified as a nurse in 1997 from Birmingham University and initially worked within the NHS in HIV/GU medicine.

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Gemma Birch: HCA and trainee nursing associate, HMP Oakwood

While many youngsters dream of training as a hairdresser, for Gemma Birch the reality did not deliver on the fulfilment she wanted from a career.

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Sheree-Leigh Woodall: Matron and Team Leader, HMP Oakwood

Sheree-Leigh, a qualified, dynamic and highly experienced nurse, had spent much of her career working in hospitals in the West Midlands.

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