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Don't do it, Ben! 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

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It's week two in our year-long campaign celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This week we hear from pre-operative assesment's charge nurse Ben Moore on why he chose nursing as a career.

Why did you want to become a nurse?

I wanted to become a nurse because I wanted a career that involved working with people, and to be able to work anytime, any place anywhere. Also, my mum was a nurse and tried to talk me out of it, and being a natural rebel I ignored her advice!

Why is nursing/midwifery the best career?

Every day is different when working with the public. Always interesting. Meet amazing people both patients and staff. And making a difference in peoples lives is truly a privilege and rewarding

Sum up nursing/midwifery in three words

Interesting. Rewarding. Underpaid!


This is the first ever International Year of the Nurse and Midwife designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), marking the 200th aniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

If you'd like to be involved, or you'd like to nominate a colleague please call the comms office on HRI 5253 and we'll do the rest. Or email

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Contact Communications at HRI, Caroline Wright (x5252), Jacqui Booth (x5256) or Daman Birik (x5253).
Deadline: Wednesday 12 Noon