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Retaining the Passion: Journeys Through Nursing

31 EpisodesProduced by Clare Manley and Craig DavidsonWebsite

A podcast by registered nurses, Clare Manley and Craig Davidson. Together they discuss their journeys through nursing. They hope to shine a light on key issues affecting the nursing profession and wider society by speaking to various guests about their lived experiences. We would love to hear what y… read more

31 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Retaining the Passion: Writing for Nurses

August 15th, 2022


We are back for a new session with a new presenter, Dawn Marr whilst Craig takes a break after tying the knot to the love of his life, Patrick.  Dawn was a guest on the pod in Season One and will join Clare for the …

Retaining the Passion: Imposter Syndrome and the Professional Nurse Advocate Programme.

April 12th, 2022


In this latest episode, we join Clare and Craig to talk about imposter syndrome in nursing and also about how the new NHS England Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) programme can work in some way to address this …

Retaining the Passion: Clinical Supervision.

March 13th, 2022


After a short hiatus, Clare and Craig are back with the rest of season three. This fortnight they are discussing the very topical, "Clinical …

Retaining the Passion: LIVE Holiday Special.

December 12th, 2021


Clare and Craig are thrilled to be joined by some extra special guests, our "Retaining the Passion" family, our amazing listeners!!

Join them all to hear them discussing their highlights from our three series, their …

Retaining the Passion: Everybody's Business.

December 5th, 2021


Clare and Craig discuss why exactly it's "Everybody's Business" to know more about perinatal and parent and infant mental health. Also, Clare shares her very personal story of her lived experiences of birth trauma and …

Retaining the Passion: Mental Health Matters.

November 21st, 2021


Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their very personal reasons for choosing "Mental Health Matters". And why they felt it was important to address nurses' and healthcare practitioners' lived experiences of mental …

Retaining the Passion: COP26, sustainability and climate action in healthcare.

October 31st, 2021


On the 31st of October 2021, the opening day of COP26, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode, "COP26, sustainability and climate action in healthcare".

They are then …

Retaining the Passion: Series 3 Teaser.

October 17th, 2021


WE'RE BACK! Series three! 
Clare and Craig are back, discussing what they've been up to and what's coming up in this series. They also let you know …

Retaining the Passion: Nursing and Politics.

July 18th, 2021


We cannot believe it is our Season Two finale! Both Clare and Craig are incredibly passionate about how politics and policy influence nursing and …

Retaining the Passion: Allyship

June 27th, 2021


First, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode, "Allyship", particularly as we reach the end of …

Retaining The Passion: Leaders and Followers.

June 13th, 2021


First, Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode "Leaders and Followers". Next, they are joined by two …

Retaining The Passion: Asylum Seeker Health.

May 30th, 2021


First, Clare and Craig discuss their reasons for choosing this fortnight's episode "Asylum Seeker Health". Craig begins by explaining the current context regarding the United Kingdom (UK) Government Home Office's …

Retaining the Passion: Dying Matters.

May 16th, 2021


First, Clare and Craig discuss three significant nursing events from this week: #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, #InternationalNursesWeek and the Royal …

Retaining the Passion: Reflections on a Year of Registration.

May 2nd, 2021


Clare and Craig share what is quite possibly their most frank, honest and open episode ever. No guests, just them turning the mic on each other. As they reflect on their first year of registration, they discuss their …

Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 : the Effect on Nursing.

April 18th, 2021


Clare and Craig, both who became newly registered nurses as the Covid-19 pandemic broke, and we entered lockdown in the United Kingdom, catch up and discuss their reasoning for choosing this episode "Covid-19 - the …

Retaining the Passion: When Mistakes Happen.

April 4th, 2021


Clare and Craig catch up and discuss their reasoning for choosing the episode title, "When Mistakes Happen". They discuss whether universities prepare new registrants for WHEN they make a mistake rather than IF, how the …

Retaining the Passion: Nursing Families - Living with a Nurse.

March 7th, 2021


Welcome back! And hello to all our new podcast family and listeners! Clare and Craig are truly delighted to return for series two, and cannot wait to …

Retaining the Passion: Season One Finale - Happy Holidays and New Year's Reflections.

December 20th, 2020


Clare and Craig cannot quite believe they have reached the end of season one, where has the time gone? We truly hope you have enjoyed following our …

Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities

December 6th, 2020


In this very special episode, Clare and Craig catch up and talk to three incredible guests. Firstly, all the way from Australia, they interview the …

Retaining the Passion: General Practice Nursing

November 22nd, 2020


Craig and Clare catch up and discuss their first times: Clare winning the prestigious Student Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year (Mental Health) Award 2020 and gaining a promotion at work. And Craig, shadowing …

Retaining the Passion: What is the Royal College of Nursing doing for its newly registered nurses?

November 8th, 2020


As you know, our podcast is unaffiliated. However, this episode focuses specifically on what the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as the professional …

Retaining the Passion: Global Nursing

October 25th, 2020


Clare and Craig are both passionate advocates of global nursing and as student nurses were fortunate to experience international exchange placements to China and the United States, respectively.

While our podcast is …

Retaining the Passion: Person-Centred Care

October 10th, 2020


Clare and Craig very much wanted to release this episode a day early to coincide with #WorldMentalHealthDay. 
They share their reasonings for choosing the theme, "Person-Centred Care" and their new experiences since we …

Retaining the Passion: Supporting Newly Registered Nurses

September 27th, 2020


A very personal episode for Clare and Craig. First, Clare talks about completing her preceptorship, and Craig discusses his guest lecture opportunity …

Retaining the Passion: Sepsis Awareness Special.

September 13th, 2020


Clare and Craig are releasing this very special episode as part of Sepsis Awareness Month on September 13th, World Sepsis Day.

Clare interviews newly …

Retaining the Passion: Planning Your Development.

August 23rd, 2020


Clare and Craig catch up and are joined by Dr Gemma Stacey, Director of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy. Together they talk about making the most of your nursing journey and planning your professional …

Retaining the Passion: Covid-19 - The Impact on Nursing.

August 9th, 2020


We catch up with Clare and Craig who tell us what they've been up to since we last heard from them. They are joined by Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, …

Retaining the Passion: What's in a Name?

July 26th, 2020


Clare and Craig discuss their reasons for choosing the theme, "What's in a Name?". Also, the many names and titles nurses have. And why this can be …

Retaining the Passion: Raising Your Voice.

July 12th, 2020


Clare and Craig discuss their reasons for choosing the theme, "Raising Your Voice", and why they think nurses should raise their voices. They are …

Retaining the Passion: Finding Hope.

June 28th, 2020


Clare and Craig share their personal reasons for choosing the theme, “Finding Hope”, and discuss what hope means to them. 
They are joined by guests, Tara Hewitt, Group Equality and Inclusion Programme Manager and …

Retaining the Passion: An Introduction.

June 20th, 2020


Clare and Craig introduce themselves and talk about their journeys into nursing. They discuss their aims and hopes for this podcast series. And …

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