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Issue 134 Winter 2019

Endocrinologist > Winter 2019 > Nurses' News


Nurses' editorial

Anne Marland | Nurses' News



As we approach the festive period, we can reflect on another year gone by. It has been a year to celebrate for endocrine nursing, with successful innovations coming to fruition, as we welcome our first five students onto the Masters course. Good luck to all of them!

Back in the spring, Endocrine Nurse Update was an amazing success, and the recent Society for Endocrinology BES conference in lively Brighton was full of outstanding lectures and rooms full to capacity, with delegates squeezing in. The first nursing social was a great success, and much fun was had in the quiz. Planning is underway for the 2020 endocrine calendar of events. Please feed back to us about ways of enabling an even better experience.

How we practise professionally is a cycle of reflection and evidence-based learning/application. The importance of peer review is irrefutable. Philip Yeoh writes eloquently about his experience of being a peer reviewer in the Society’s Interdepartmental Peer Review programme. I encourage you all to embrace a peer review or to volunteer to be part of the review team.

I finish with the sad news of the untimely passing of Nikki Kieffer. As mentioned in the Headlines, Nikki was very much involved in the development of endocrine nursing. A full obituary will appear in the next issue.

I wish you a peaceful Christmas.

Anne Marland, Nurse Committee Chair




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