Pioneers in the system #GillianHope2017

When talking to nurses in the UK before I came to Portugal, the general consensus was that there was little or no research being done by nurses and allied health professionals in Portugal and all the research in health and social care was lead by medical doctors and academics. This view was pretty much supported…

Community – #GillianHope2017

Here’s what I have discovered recently:- Put 6 people from 6 different countries in a room in Portugal and ask them to prepare and complete a joint project and within a matter of 2 hours you have a functioning and cohesive community of practice. Last Friday I went to Lisbon to a meeting of all…

Initial impressions days 1-3 #GillanHope2017

Here I am, now on my third day in Coimbra and I have managed to find reliable wifi in the hotel lounge. The hospital here is suffering from the international cyber attack and all email and internet is still down and proving to be a real challenge to my new Portuguese colleagues. However, the sun…