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Calling All Nurses!

Posted on the 1st July 2016

If you’re a nurse looking to embark upon a new challenge, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust could be just what you’re looking for!

Lancashire Care provides health and wellbeing services across a range of community and mental health services as well as providing physical health, mental health and substance misuse services within five prisons in Lancashire and two in Liverpool. The Trust is on the lookout for innovative, hard-working Registered General Nurses and Registered Mental Health Nurses who are dedicated to providing excellent patient care.

Leanne Shaw, a Nurse at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust who is based at HMP Liverpool explains what she loves about working in a specialist environment such as the prison healthcare setting:

“I got into nursing through a close friend’s mum who was a nurse and I was fascinated with her stories and the books she had and from an early age I knew that was what I wanted to do. I trained at Salford University undertaking placements at Salford Royal Hospital. It was on one of my placements on a neurosciences unit where I first became interested in mental health and working in a specialist service. I qualified in 2013 when I worked within a trauma unit before joining the healthcare team at HMP Liverpool.

“I really love my job, it’s so varied and you never know what you will be dealing with from one day to the next. As I’m based within a prison, we have to adhere to the prison regime; however I can be dealing with a variety of patients from those experiencing mental health issues quickly moving to primary or emergency care and then routine clinics and initial health assessments which are undertaken when people first enter the system. The teams we work in are great and really supportive; I would encourage anyone thinking of applying to do it!”

For more information about the roles available, please visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/nurse-recruitment.