In Season 2, episode 10, Chris and James interview Joan Pons Laplana, an autistic nurse in the NHS leading a major new initiative called 'Neurodiverse Nurses' which aims to promote the inclusion and acceptance of neurodiverse nurses in the NHS.
In this episode, we speak to Joan, about the initiative and its importance, particularly in relation to leveraging the abilities and strengths of such nurses, his own personal experiences of autism, his struggles with mental health, and his work on the front line in fighting Covid-19.
Joan, who was named Britain's nurse of the year by the British Journal of Nursing is a true autistic hero, and I'm sure you'll enjoy listening to him.
Neurodiverse Nurses Twitter: https://twitter.com/ndnursesuk
Neurodiverse Nurses website: ndnursesuk.org
Joan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoaringNurse
More information about the initative: https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/workforce/bid-to-launch-new-support-network-for-neurodiverse-nurses-09-03-2020/
London Autism Group Charity website: londonautismgroupcharity.org
London Autism Group Charity public Facebook page: facebook.com/londonautismgroupcharity
London Autism Group Charity twitter: twitter.com/lagcharity