From tragedy to top nurse - Margaret Kitching's coming to visit CHFT!

Margaret

We are delighted to welcome Chief Nurse Margaret Kitching to our Nursing and Midwifery Conference next month (Friday, September 18, YMCA, Salendine Nook, 9-4.30 pm).

She'll be our keynote speaker and will be talking about her decision to go into nursing and her views on the future for the profession.

Margaret started off wanting to be a banker, then,  as a 16-year-old watching the nurses care for her dying father with compassion and kindness, she made a dramatic switch.

She became a nurse and, now, after more than 30 years in the profession she’s Chief Nurse of the North with NHS England.

And in September she’s heading to our first Celebrating Nursing and Midwifery Conference to talk about her career and the challenges facing the profession.

Barnsley-born Margaret, who is also a tissue viability nurse in community for SWYFT alongside her NHS England role,said: “ I saw the nurses caring for my father and out of my personal tragedy I went into nursing. The rewards through caring for people are immense.  When you can deliver care with compassion and empathy to people who are so vulnerable then it is incredibly rewarding.”

She believes the future will involve more nursing in community and more “working with patients rather than doing to patients”.

Come along and hear more from Margaret. Book on the conference with Su.Woodhead@cht.nhs.uk