Endocrine Nursing: raising the profile
I have been the module leader for the Paediatric Endocrinology: exploring practice module for several years. Amongst those nurses who access or contribute to the course it is clear to see the wealth of knowledge, clinical expertise, enthusiasm for the subject area and professional commitment to delivering high quality nursing care to children, young people (CYP) and their families. Excellent examples of nursing care for CYP are presented in the assignments and every year I applaud the interest and motivation demonstrated by the nurses I meet. However it appears that Paediatric endocrine nurses are modest and tend to hide their lights under bushels. There is scant evidence in the published literature of the important contribution they make to the care of CYP. This paper shares some examples of the excellence demonstrated over the years and urges you all to develop systems and access existing awards to enable dissemination of your work.