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International Nurses Day

May 12, 2021

Today is International Nurses Day. A day to celebrate the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world. So please join us in sending our thanks to the truly wonderful nurses around the globe, especially the Neuroendocrine nurses.

International Nurses Day Appreciation Post

Here at NCUK we want to show our appreciation to the fabulous, Nikie Jervis. Many of you would have spoken to Nikie, either through our Natter support groups, at one of our patient education events, or on our helpline. Nikie is one of a kind.. passionate, kind and caring and I’m sure you’ll all agree, that we are very lucky to have her.

‘Dear Nikie, Many thanks for your really, really helpful call this morning and for sending through all this useful information which I will follow up. It was great to talk to you – I felt that you really understood what I am going through and I found what you said tremendously encouraging and helpful. Just what I needed and far more than I could have hoped for!’

We would also like to send our heartfelt thanks to Catherine Bouvier (NCUK’s CEO), who after 27 years is retiring from being a registered nurse.

I qualified as an adult nurse from Nottingham’s Queen Medical Centre in 1994 and since then have worked in many areas of nursing. It was only when I joined the Neuroendocrine team at the Royal Free that I felt I had found my place and my passion. Fast forward 22 years, and I am still very honoured to be working in this field, however, it is time now to step back from my ‘nursing ‘ duties and focus on driving NCUK forward and working on all of our vital projects to change attitudes, drive change and improve outcomes for our special community. I have always felt so proud to be a nurse, a truly special profession full of remarkable people, and I will look back on my nursing career with a sense of achievement. I am so glad we have a day to mark the wonderful nurses everywhere, but my special thanks go out to my colleague and friend Nikie Jervis for joining me at NCUK, and to all my friends and colleagues who are working as Neuroendocrine specialist nurses. Thank you for all that you do. Cathy x