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Small changes can go a long way

Many of us work for the NHS and experience first-hand its challenges both as nurses on the frontline and as users of the service. With the population living longer and therefore presenting with more complex conditions, this is adding to the pressure being placed on both the NHS and the staff working within it. This situation is not unique to a particular area; in fact the whole of the UK, and indeed the world, is experiencing the same pressures. Undoubtedly, one of the answers would be to recruit more experienced and skilled staff, but what if there was a simpler solution?

I recently attended the annual Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) conference in London and came away feeling inspired, both because I am a nurse, but most importantly because after the conference I felt that things can and will improve and everyone (not just frontline NHS staff) can do their bit to help.