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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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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: Writing for Nurses

    Retaining the Passion: Writing for Nurses

    We are back for a new session with a new presenter, Dawn Marr whilst Craig takes a break after tying the knot to the love of his life, Patrick.  Dawn was a guest on the pod in Season One and will join Clare for the remainder if Season Three. 

    This episode see Dawn and Clare catch up on what they have been doing during the extended break and keeping you all up to speed with some exciting job changes!

    Writing is a skill that all Nurses need and learn through their training but this episode focusses on moving that forwards and how as a Nurse we can still use a wide variety of writing in practice and for our own development.  Dawn and Clare discuss their own journeys in writing and how they have found this has changed since being students. 

    Joining the Pod for an interview Dawn and Clare are delighted to have had the chance to interview Heather Henry who has recently published her first book - Be a Leader in Nursing for Student Nurses.  Heather is a Queens Nurse and Writer and nurse entrepreneur. Heather talks to Dawn and Clare about all types of writing from academic and peer reviewed articles to creative writing and poetry.  

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP

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    Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple

    Dawn: Dawn Marr 🏳️‍🌈🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@DawnMarr20) / Twitter

    Heather: https://twitter.com/HeatherHenry4

    • 49 min
    Retaining the Passion: Imposter Syndrome and the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme.

    Retaining the Passion: Imposter Syndrome and the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme.

    In this latest episode, we join Clare and Craig to talk about imposter syndrome in nursing and also about how the new NHS England Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) programme can work in some way to address this phenomenon, which is all too real for so many of us nurses.

    They are delighted to be joined by two fantastic nurses. First, Daneka Dunne, a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) working in an Accident and Emergency Liaison Team in Greater Manchester joins them to share her candid, heartfelt, open and honest story of her own experiences with imposter syndrome and how it affects her in her day-to-day life as a nurse. We are so grateful to her bravery in discussing what can be a very difficult topic to address.

    Next, Clare and Craig speak to the inspirational Dr Emma Wadey PhD, a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), and Deputy Director of Mental Health Nursing for NHS England and Improvement and a Consultant Nurse in Psychiatric Liaison. Emma talks about even at her stage in her career she also experiences imposter syndrome. She also goes on to discuss the fantastic Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) programme and its role in NHS England.

    The PNA programme delivers training and restorative supervision for nursing colleagues right across England. The programme launched in March 2021, towards the end of the third wave of COVID-19. This was the start of a critical point of recovery: for patients, for services and the workforce. PNA training provides those on the programme with skills to facilitate restorative supervision to their colleagues and teams, in nursing and beyond. A version of this programme existed already for maternity colleagues, where outcomes pointed to improved staff wellbeing and retention, alongside improved patient outcomes. The training equips them to listen and to understand the challenges and demands of fellow colleagues and to lead support and deliver quality improvement initiatives in response. The PNA programme is the first of its kind for nursing not just in England, but across the world.

    For more information about NHS England’s national programme, contact their central Professional Nurse Advocates Team at england.nursingpna@nhs.net or visit the website at https://www.england.nhs.uk/nursingmidwifery/delivering-the-nhs-ltp/professional-nurse-advocate/.

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodRTP

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    Clare: https://twitter.com/MannersOfMarple

    Craig: https://twitter.com/CraigDavidson85

    Emma: https://twitter.com/NursingEmma

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Retaining the Passion: Clinical Supervision.

    Retaining the Passion: Clinical Supervision.

    After a short hiatus, Clare and Craig are back with the rest of season three. This fortnight they are discussing the very topical, "Clinical Supervision". What is it? Why, as nurses, should we have it? And why does it matter more than ever?

    They are delighted to have two fantastic guests join them who are part of the UK's Clinical Supervision Subject Expert Group hosted by the Florence Nightingale Foundation. First, they speak with Professor Emeritus Tony Butterworth CBE, a dual registered mental health and adult nurse, who was a driving force in bringing Clinical Supervision to the fore in the 1990s and continues to be a passionate advocate. Then, they speak to the incredible Joanne Bosanquet MBE,  CEO of the Foundation of Nursing Studies, which provides resilience-based clinical supervision.

    It is enlightening to hear both Tony and Joanne speak with such passion and share their different views and commonalities regarding clinical supervision. And we hope that this episode helps to keep the conversation going.

    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

    Tony: https://twitter.com/cabutty

    Joanne: https://twitter.com/MrsBosanquet

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Retaining the Passion: LIVE Holiday Special.

    Retaining the Passion: LIVE Holiday Special.

    Clare and Craig are thrilled to be joined by some extra special guests, our "Retaining the Passion" family, our amazing listeners!!

    Join them all to hear them discussing their highlights from our three series, their dream guests, their highlights from 2021, what they are most looking forward to in 2022, and sharing their all-important "top tips".

    We hope you enjoy the episode and have a lovely festive season.

    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

    • 57 min
    Retaining the Passion: Everybody's Business.

    Retaining the Passion: Everybody's Business.

    Clare and Craig discuss why exactly it's "Everybody's Business" to know more about perinatal and parent and infant mental health. Also, Clare shares her very personal story of her lived experiences of birth trauma and how they shaped her mental health and parenting experience. 

    They are so grateful to have three fantastic guests join them. First, they speak to Abbey Kennedy, a registered mental health nurse and Advanced Clinical Practitioner in a Specialist Perinatal Community Team in Greater Manchester. Then, Helen Stevens, a Clinical Psychologist who works in Parent and Infant Mental Health in Bury, Greater Manchester, for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Lastly, they speak to the inspirational Lindsay Robinson, who shares the lived experience of her perinatal mental health issues and how she has used these to successfully campaign for specialist perinatal mental health services for women and families in Northern Ireland.

    Thank you so much to all three for sharing their experiences and journeys. We hope it truly highlights the importance of perinatal and parent and infant mental health being everybody's business.

    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

    Abbey Kennedy: https://twitter.com/kennedy_abbey

    Helen Stevens: https://twitter.com/HelenBuryEAS

    Lindsay Robinson: https://twitter.com/Robinson_Linds

    Please book for our LIVE Holiday special, Sunday, December the 12th at 18:00 (GMT) at the link below:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/retaining-the-passion-live-holiday-special-tickets-206695240027

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Retaining the Passion: Mental Health Matters.

    Retaining the Passion: Mental Health Matters.

    Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their very personal reasons for choosing "Mental Health Matters". And why they felt it was important to address nurses' and healthcare practitioners' lived experiences of mental health issues and challenging professional and societal stigma.

    They are humbled and privileged to have three fantastic guests join them to discuss their experiences. First, they speak to Abby Martin, a registered early-career mental health nurse who works in schools with young people. Then, Sally-Anne Wherry, Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Gloucestershire and Parkinson's nurse specialist. Lastly, but by no means least, Nichole McIntosh, London Regional Head of Nursing and Midwifery for Health Education England.

    Thank you so much to all three for feeling safe enough to be candid, open and honest with us. We hope you can learn from and resonate with their lived experiences and advice as much as Clare and Craig.

    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

    Abby Martin: https://twitter.com/MHnurseabby

    Sally-Anne Wherry: https://twitter.com/sawherry

    Nichole McIntosh: https://twitter.com/McIntoshNichole

    Please book for our LIVE Holiday special, Sunday, December the 12th at 18:00 (GMT) at the link below:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/retaining-the-passion-live-holiday-special-tickets-206695240027

    If you would like to donate to Craig and his brother and dad's Movember fundraiser to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention, please do so at this link:

    https://movember.com/t/the-davidson-boys?mc=1

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

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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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