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Re-energise our nurses with flexible working – International Nurses Day 2021

Happy International Nurses Day! Nurses are vital to our healthcare system - read my thoughts on the importance of providing flexibility to give them all the support they need as we look to the future.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and our partners, Rethink Mental Illness have created The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ - a set of pillars which are key to improving our mental health.

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NHS Professionals and Doctors Direct healthcare professionals donate £25,245 to Rethink Mental Illness as part of new initiative

NHS Professionals (NHSP) and Doctors Direct (part of NHS Professionals) have recently partnered with the charity, Rethink Mental Illness, to help highlight the importance of positive mental health, as well as signposting access to expert advice, support, and resources for their 160,000+ healthcare professionals.

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Offering flexibility for our doctors

While ‘doctoring’ might be a vocation for many, doctors deserve the same balance and quality of life as everyone else.

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What does flexibility mean to you?

Right now the NHS is benefiting from a huge increase in the amount of healthcare workers who have re-joined the frontline. There’s a wave of interest to join the NHS and we need to ride that wave to help support the continued response to COVID-19 and the recovery.

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Offering locum doctors a sense of belonging

Providing our Doctors Direct members with this sense of family and belonging is such a key part of my role, and the element in which I find the most job satisfaction. Building these crucial relationships, understanding specific needs and recognising and highlighting the difference this group of doctors make to the NHS is something I strive to do every day.

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