30 at 30: Keeping it in the Family: A 60-year legacy and counting

It all started with my mother, Joan.   Joan grew up the 1940s and 50s and always knew she wanted to be a nurse. Her greatest challenge to managing her dream was not realising any educational qualifications but that she would be tall enough. Joan was always petite and needed to be taller than the entry …

30 at 30: Transforming Healthcare: HIV  

Russell T Davies’ Channel 4 dramatization “It’s a Sin!” takes us back to the early 1980s when HIV was beginning to impact on the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. As a student nurse during these times, it brought back many memories of the early days of the virus and the confusion and misunderstandings that …

LGBT+ History Month

February marks LGBT+ History Month, a time to learn about and acknowledge the history of LGBT+ people. We consider the marginalisation faced by this community, and the momentous strides taken towards equality, as well as acknowledging the remaining steps toward an equal future that we need to take. The LGBT+ community has long been viewed as a homogenous group of people who are other to “everyone else,” often perceived in only …

30 at 30: Vicky Bailey

This week, we hear from alumna, Vicky Bailey, who graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MSc in Health Care Policy and Organisation in 1994. Vicky is a non-executive director at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, with previous executive leadership roles in Nottingham, including Accountable Officer for both NHS Nottingham West and Rushcliffe …