International Nurses’ Day 2020

Well technology failed us and our two attempts to record a brief podcast episode were lost somewhere in The Cloud. Maybe future historians will find that data, and somehow piece together a picture of the ridiculous dystopia where up is down and stupid is the new clever.

Today, the 12th of May is International Nurses’ Day and we couldn’t let it pass without comment. Come to think of it, I can’t think of anything we let pass without comment…

This year’s marking of International Nurses’ Day is all the more poignant; it’s the bicentenary of the birth of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale, and we’re smack bang in the middle of the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife, right smack bang in the middle of a global health emergency. Never before has the role of nursing had such a high profile, never before has there been a greater need for nurses of all kinds.

Stuart and I have both reflected on the image of nursing and the legacy of Nightingale; she is held up as the ultimate “angel”, the Lady with the Lamp tending to the desperately wounded soldiers with compassion. But her primary legacy, at least as far as we can see, was as a statistician and a social reformer.

Nightingale used statistics, data, evidence to argue for better care, better facilities and higher standards. She lobbied hard for social reform and improvements to public health, challenging politicians at a time when women were not even permitted to vote.

It’s as a political activist and evidence-based practitioner that she should be held as a role model for the modern nurse.

Because we don’t need angels right now.

We need bold nurses who will demand better care, better facilities and higher standards, from the top of government right down to the wards, community, care homes and primary care.

Enjoy your day. Then go out and kick some backsides into gear!

Ed

Episode 13 – LIVE! with the Susans

Podcast hosts Stuart McKenzie and Ed Freshwater are joined by comedians Susie McCabe and Susan Morrison for another night of comment and comedy with a mental health nursing flavour.

If video is your thing then watch the whole show on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/etw0kk-YAeM

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Susie McCabe:
https://susiemccabe.com/
https://twitter.com/susie_mccabe

Susan Morrison:
http://www.suziemo.co.uk/standup.htm
https://twitter.com/suziemo

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Intro music by EpiJay ( https://music.apple.com/us/album/high-level-ep/605743629)

Outro music by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 12 – Random Blather

Register HERE for our free comedy show on Saturday 9th May, and click HERE to watch the video from the last one.

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Intro music by EpiJay ( https://music.apple.com/us/album/high-level-ep/605743629)

Outro music by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 11 – LIVE! with John Scott

Join regular RMN Behaving Badly hosts Stuart McKenzie and Ed Freshwater as they discuss topical and political issues relating to mental health nursing in the UK. In the first ever live show, they’re joined by comedian and expert by experience John Scott.

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Intro music by EpiJay ( https://music.apple.com/us/album/high-level-ep/605743629)

“Comic Hero” and outro music both by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 10 – News of the live show!

Stuart & Ed bring you news of our upcoming LIVE! show on Saturday 18th April, 9pm with comedian John Scott.

The show is free on Zoom – just follow the link to register and get your password: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uZQsdeqrqjwstNtNFc6e4pMNE7XC9LUiqA

For those who can’t make the live show, we’ll upload the performance to YouTube shortly afterwards.

Matt Hancock’s boxing gloves, wall art and disappointing furniture can be seen here: https://twitter.com/MattHancock/status/1248240059377168385

Thanks to EpiJay for the intro music 🙂

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Episode 9 – Excel-lent

The Lockdown Hysteria starts to kick in as Stuart and Ed chat about their new sweeping executive powers…

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Intro music by EpiJay ( https://music.apple.com/us/album/high-level-ep/605743629)

“Comic Hero” and outro music both by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 8 – Walk A Mile

In this episode, Ed interviews author and activist Chris Young on his experiences as a professional, service user and part-time wandering loon.

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Outro music by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 7 – M-m-m-my Corona

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“Comic Hero” and outro music both by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 6 – The Return of the Marmot

The 10-year review of the Marmot Report can be found here: http://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/about-us/the-institute-of-health-equity/our-current-work/collaborating-with-the-health-foundation-

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“Comic Hero” and outro music both by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

MH Nurses’ Day special part 4 – John Barry Waldron

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Outro music is “Bossa Antigua” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) from from https://filmmusic.io License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)