Hot off the press

The library at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is welcoming a new addition to its shelves.

Deputy Director of Nursing at the hospital, Dr Pádraig O Lúanaigh visited the library to gift the first copy of a new nursing textbook he edited. Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession is published by Routledge and is available for sale globally. The book includes chapters from writers in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia who have significant expertise in the field of nursing.

Pádraig was joined by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing, Health Education England, who wrote one of the chapters and was in Norwich to be part of the International Nurses’ Day celebrations at Norwich Cathedral.

Pádraig said: “This book is an example of what can be achieved when nursing colleagues work effectively together. While many of the chapters challenge current thinking, they also encourage and identify the huge potential nurses have in creating productive, safe and quality health services.

“It was very important for me to present the first copy of this exciting new textbook to the NNUH library. Every day at NNUH I see shining examples of excellent nursing practice and I hope that colleagues and other visitors to the library will find the book useful in informing their ongoing clinical development.”

Lorna Wilson, NNUH Trust Librarian, said: “One of my greatest pleasures is to read a new book, so it’s both a pleasure and a privilege to be the recipient of a copy of a brand new book donated by its editor, a member of our Trust, to celebrate Nurses’ Day this year.

“Nurses and nursing promises to be popular addition to our library shelves. Its international perspective encourages readers to explore and recast their nursing practice. I’d like to thank Pádraig for his generous donation.”

Emma McKay, Director of Nursing at NNUH, said: “I’d like to congratulate Pádraig on his fantastic achievement; I know that a lot of hard work has gone into bringing this book to fruition. We’re so pleased to have the first copy available in our hospital library and I know lots of our staff will be keen to find out more.”

Copies of Nurses and Nursing: The Person and the Profession are available to purchase at

Pictured above are Lorna Wilson, Trust Librarian, Dr Pádraig O Lúanaigh, NNUH Deputy Director of Nursing and Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing, Health Education England

Monday 22nd of May 2017 03:52:07 PM