Operational Lead Nurse
In what way has the Queen’s Nurse programme made a difference to how you practice?
The Queen’s Nurse Programme has given me the confidence to be bold and brave, and to meet challenges in a more constructive way. I have been able to work directly with patients in custody and learn directly from their experience of heart health knowledge, and by working together find a way of producing information that will enhance their knowledge as well as empowering them to make healthier choices about diet and exercise. Gathering the views of people in custody has been a privilege, and together we are developing a resource which will inform, support and improve their heart health choices, ultimately improving outcomes through physical and mental wellbeing.
Person centredness is a behaviour, not a task