Last month at the RCN Congress in the UK. Without fanfare, a young second year student nurse, writer and voice artist called Molly Case took to the stage to read her poem, ‘Nursing the Nation’ that she had written in response to the seemingly relentless stories of ‘poor care’ that she and her fellow-students were seeing, that can “dishearten us before we’ve even started our careers”.

Her performance was recorded and added to You Tube and has had over 250,000 views. It is a powerful reminder to

‘Nursing the nation’ – by Molly Case