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SONMS’ Nicola West to appear in Channel 5 documentary

11 July 2013

 Consultant Nurse Nicola West, lecturer and PhD student at Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, is to appear in a television show about nurses in Cardiff and Vale Health Board.

The show, entitled Nurses, is a fly-on-the-wall documentary series by Channel 5. It will follow the work of men and women throughout the Health Board as they perform clinical and supportive duties.

Nikki was followed by cameras for 3 months earlier in 2013, across her clinical duties as the only Consultant Breast Nurse in Wales, and her work at Cardiff University as a lecturer and research student. The film crew even joined her on a recent trip to London, during which she came second in the British Journal of Nursing Oncology Nurse of the Year award.

A Channel 5 representative said, “Nurses are in the front line of today’s NHS…  What they do and how they do it is not just the subject of intense political debate, it’s absolutely fundamental to what happens to all of us when we get ill.”

The first episode of Nurse is scheduled to air at 20:00 on Wednesday 7th August. Nikki will appear in episodes 2 and 4.

To read more about Nikki’s PhD project, for which she was recently awarded a Florence Nightingale Scholarship for the second year running, click here.