Friendly Face of the National Health Service; Caring Career Offers Job Satisfaction but Few Financial Rewards
Byline: Felicity Morgan
With increasing demand for better patient care and access to the most advanced drugs come pressures that are brought to bear on staff at the front line of the National Health Service. As part of a series of interviews for HealthWatch Felicity Morgan speaks to a practice nurse who talks about being recognised in Tesco and her affection for good old-fashioned patient care HELEN JONES is a nurse who doesn't work in a hospital. Instead she provides crucial support to GPs and a valuable service to her local community, yet her role as a practice nurse is often overshadowed by assumptions that all nurses work on the wards.
But despite the many frustrations she has encountered throughout her career, not even nursing salaries have tempted her to try anything else.
With 30 years' nursing experience, three children and a husband who is a GP (not in the same practice), Helen has learned a thing or two about the health service, not least that it's best to avoid the subject at the …
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Publication information: Article title: Friendly Face of the National Health Service; Caring Career Offers Job Satisfaction but Few Financial Rewards. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: September 5, 2001. Page number: 11. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.