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Two events have occurred during the last week which have really made me think about the term “Role model”.   What is a role model, who are my role models and why?   I guess when I put my mind to it a role model for me is someone who inspires me, to be the best version of me possible.  I've been incredibly lucky during my career to work alongside some outstanding role models, the kinds of people who raise all around them up to a higher level either by design or simply by being in their...

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The Male Matron When one thinks of Matron most people’s minds immediately jump to Hattie Jacques in the carry-on films of the 1950’s.  Matron was known to be a formidable figure, a woman of staunch authority who kept our hospitals in check.  Matrons ruled the ward and their word was law. A key word in the above paragraph is “Woman”.  The term Matron is intrinsically linked to the female sex, indeed the Oxford Dictionary defines a matron as a “A woman in charge of domestic and medical...

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Peter Towns

Newcastle, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Feb 21, 2018

Bio Nurse for 20+ years, have been a HCA, staff nurse, Spec nurse, charge nurse and now a Matron for cancer services. Married with 2 kids. Ex RAF reserve squadron leader with an interest in leadership and team building.

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