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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.

We would love to hear what you would like them to discuss.

Retaining the Passion: Journeys Through Nursing Clare Manley and Craig Davidson

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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.

We would love to hear what you would like them to discuss.

    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 min
    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

    • 1 hr 22 min
    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 min
    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

    • 1 hr 27 min
    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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    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

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

ATS Body journey ,

Motivational

Finally! A podcast which is truly brilliant inspiring and motivating. I’m a community District Nurse and have been looking for one thing I can feel apart of. Love hearing from the inspirational speakers, newly qualified and others. Looking forward to spreading the word to my colleagues, and tuning in myself of course!

CocoHannah ,

Inspiring and motivational

Love this podcast! I’m three years into being a registered nurse and looked for something like this when I first qualified - so glad I’ve found it now. It’s inspirational and motivating to hear the experiences of other nurses from various backgrounds, newly qualified or not, and makes me feel connected to something much larger than my individual practice. Thanks!

Face stars ,

Brilliant and inspiring

Brilliant podcasts providing support and inspiration for newly qualified nurses. It’s so great to have our voice heard! Absolutely love the first couple of episodes and so looking forward to hearing more.

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