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Mar 2, 2020 13 tweets 8 min read Read on X
❓❔We're ready to get started with our #STGNursingCareers chat!

We will be answering the questions we've had sent in, as well as some of the common queries we receive about working as a nurse at St George's.

#NationalCareersWeek | #NurseTwitter | #StudentNurse Image
Our first q is on the opportunities outside of ward nursing and at more senior levels?

Our options include specialist clinical practitioner roles, education, research, training, wider management or other patient-facing settings such as intensive care.
❓What are the standard shifts and working hours and what flexibility do you offer?

➡️Most inpatient areas offer long days 0730-2000 & nights 1930-0800 which = 13 shifts per month. We are flexible & balance requests for flexible working with the needs of the service.
Now a q for our Chief Nurse @BleasdaleRob - what’s the best advice you’ve ever had?

"Have confidence in yourself. It's ok not to know everything. Also, our jobs are busy and physically/emotionally stressful so take time to look after yourself and your team"

@BleasdaleRob ❓I can’t afford to study full-time for a degree – is there any other way I can train to become a nurse?

➡️There is now a career path from HCA to Nursing Associate to nurse via apprenticeships which enable you to learn while you earn. Read more 👇…
@BleasdaleRob ❓Do you offer rotation schemes?

➡️After 6 months you can take part in rotation to experience different clinical areas. If your initial role isn’t quite what you wanted, we can find the environment that suits you and your interests best

#NationalCareersWeek | #STGNursingCareers
@BleasdaleRob Another q for @BleasdaleRob - what's the best thing about St George's?

💬"It's one of friendliest places I have worked. Staff are supportive and welcoming - it’s a place where you and your career can grow together with a wealth of roles and opportunities...
💬"I am inspired and impressed by all our staff we have and the care our nurses, midwives and AHP staff provide every day."
@BleasdaleRob ❓What roles are you recruiting for?

➡️During the year across 40+ specialties and services, and in particular now: Haematology & Oncology, Cardiology, Senior Health, Neurology, Acute Medicine, Neonatal ICU, Endoscopy, Surgery (Theatre Scrub Nurses)#NationalCareersWeek
@BleasdaleRob ❓Any advice for NQNs?

@BleasdaleRob: "There are no silly questions. Use your first few months to consolidate your learning and get experience. You will have a range of emotions in this time & that’s normal. Nobody knows it all - asking is how we learn"

@BleasdaleRob ❓I am working as a nurse in my home country – do you employ overseas nurses?

➡️Yes and you will be very welcome here! You need equivalent standard of training and English language skills. You will need to pass certain tests to start work.

Full details:…
@BleasdaleRob ❓Our final q of tonight - how do I find out what it’s really like there?

➡️Come on 28 March to our Nurse Recruitment Day and speak to our nurses!…
@BleasdaleRob 🙏Thanks to everyone for sending in their questions this evening, and of course to @BleasdaleRob and the team for answering our #STGNursingCareers questions.

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Read more about our celebrity thank you video of support for St George's staff here ⬇️…

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Jun 10, 2020
We want patients & visitors to stay safe when using our services. This includes observing social distancing; washing hands regularly; and from 15 Jun wearing a face covering when visiting our hospitals or community services. Our Chief Nursing Officer @BleasdaleRob explains why 👇
More guidance about wearing a face covering, and who is exempt, can be found on our website 👇…
It's important that you wear your face covering properly:

➡️ Wash your hands before wearing
➡️ Ensure it covers your mouth and nose
➡️ Avoid touching your face
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Mar 26, 2020
Today, NHS Improvement has published an independent mortality review of our heart surgery service at St George’s Hospital:…

The review found failings in the care we gave many heart surgery patients between 2013-2018, and we are deeply sorry for this. [1/4]
We would like to say sorry to the relatives of those patients who were let down by us – the care they received fell far short of the high standards they deserved.

We are in direct contact with relatives, and continuing to offer them all the support we can. [2/4]
Our heart surgery service is now safe, and the current service is very different to the one we took urgent steps to improve. This was confirmed by the @CareQualityComm in their latest report: [3/4]
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Mar 12, 2020
To minimise the risk of Coronavirus infection, we have decided to temporarily restrict visiting arrangements at our hospitals.

Full details here:…
We are asking friends & relatives to only visit patients if absolutely essential. They should also not visit our hospitals if they have flu-like symptoms, cough, fever or a cold.
If you really do need to visit, please only do so between 5-7pm (weekdays and weekends), with an absolute maximum of two visitors per patient.
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