Bright Diamonds



Nursing that make a difference


  • Hazel Stuteley - Connecting Communities

    29/09/2011 Duración: 26min

    Heather talks to Hazel Stuteley OBE who is a retired health visitor from Cornwall and some of the community leaders from the Beacon Community Regeneration Partnership and Townstal Community Partnership. During the 1990’s Hazel and her fellow health visitor Phil Trenoweth led some multi-award-winning community engagement work in the Beacon Estate, near Falmouth in Cornwall. But she didn’t stop there and has now worked alongside a total of eight vulnerable communities across the UK over the last 10 years to empower residents to successfully transform their communities and in doing so, make huge improvements in things like unemployment, crime and children’s education. Hazel’s work clearly illustrates that nurses, health visitors and midwives can lead some remarkable changes. She will also draw out why she, as a health visitor, felt compelled to act and why she thinks her leadership was so well accepted by those around her. The importance of Hazel’s work is that the successes she has led have now been analysed

  • John Wharton - developing a community anticoagulant service

    23/07/2011 Duración: 33min

    John Wharton, formerly a district nursing co-ordinator at NHS Warrington, describes how he redesigned the local anticoagulant service by bringing it into the community. The key features described are: Stakeholder engagement and management A patient focused redesign A description of the strengths of nursing, using key skills including understanding the patient journey, negotiation, empathy, relationship building and gaining trust