Hello, my name is Charlotte Hall and I am a newly qualified Nurse, I qualified from the University of the West of England with a 1st class honours in Nursing (Adult) general field of practice. I joined the NMC register in February 2018 and I am currently in my first staff nurse rotation job at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust based in an Acute Medical Unit and Endocrine ward. I am proud to be a part of Gloucestershire hospitals journey to outstanding #J20.
Currently, I am the RCN Student member of Council and chair of the student’s committee. I founded the @BloggersNurse twitter platform, encouraging healthcare professionals to share their learning and experiences, both good and bad. I am a proud ambassador for NHS Horizons helping to transform the perceptions of nursing and midwifery and I have recently become a #Lead2Add champion for NHS England.
I have a strong commitment to meeting the needs of patients and helping their families, by providing them with patient centred holistic care. One of the most important things I have learned as a newly qualified nurse is to never take my position as a professional lightly, we are privileged to be able to provide people with care when they are at their most vulnerable. I particularly enjoyed being a nurse activist and I am always seeking out new challenges to improve practice by being resourceful, economical and responsive to change. I am currently working on a school project with the RCN Students, where we aim to improve retention and recruitment of nurses by going into schools and demonstrating to young people what a dynamic and viable profession nursing is, we also aim to improve gender stigma in nursing.