Helen Goldsmith, Clinical Lead nurse for Nursing, Social and Community Care agency Local Care Force has been appointed onto the committee of the prestigious RCN History of Nursing Society.
The post is for the next four years and has been made in time for the centenary which will be celebrated next year.
On her appointment, Helen commented, “Having worked as a nurse for over 25 years, I feel both incredibly proud and humbled to have been asked to join the esteemed committee for the RCN History of Nursing Society.
“The history that we are working so hard to preserve and share, has shaped the nursing profession today and will continue to influence the nurses of tomorrow.
“Local Care Force plans to host and run a series of events promoting the society next year which I’m extremely excited to be involved in. I’m very passionate about nursing and in the history which has led us to practice in the way we do today. In my role as Clinical Lead at LCF I mentor nurses every day and believe that everyone can benefit from knowing more about why we do things and how our skills and practice has evolved over the years.”
The history of nursing encompasses the story of the largest section of the health care workforce, in war and peace, home and hospital, since records were first created. It includes the nursing care of adults, mothers and babies, children, and people with a learning disability or mental health problem. With over 800 members, the RCN History of Nursing Society is the UK’s largest membership organisation in this rapidly growing field
Established in 2004, LCF has offices in Leeds and Sheffield. It is the preferred supplier of many large private, public and charitable organisations, providing temporary and permanent staffing solutions including fully trained and specialist qualified Nurses through to Complex health carers. The team offer direct care provision and provide 24 hour care including palliative for those at the end of their lives.