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Author Archives: Lisa Nolan

About Lisa Nolan

Coach and Virtual Executive Assistant, (previously Nurse and Midwife).

6 simple Data Protection tips for voluntary groups

So, you find yourself elected to the committee of a patient support group, small community group or charity, parents association or a professional networking group.  Whether you jumped at the chance or just put up your hand to break the … Continue reading

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Guest Interview – Jane Campion, MD HealthCare Minds Ltd

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it” – Margaret Fuller. For my latest guest post, I was delighted to interview Jane Campion, MD of HealthCare Minds Ltd., who is certainly lighting candles of knowledge all around … Continue reading

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The humble ice cube

Well, all I can say is…thank goodness it’s February! Early January brought various versions of Respiratory Tract Infections to our house, with a good dose of the flu as a very unwelcome encore towards the end of the month.  Having … Continue reading

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The Lady with the Tattoo

The moment that I rolled up the patient’s sleeve to take her blood pressure – and saw the tattoo – was one of the defining moments of not just my nursing career, but my whole life.  It confirmed all my … Continue reading

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Guest Interview – Grainne Lynch, MD HealthEvents Ltd

This month’s guest interview is with Gráinne Lynch, MD of HealthEvents Ltd.  Gráinne brings a wealth of knowledge from her nursing days and many years of experience as a medical/nursing conference organiser to her new business venture and I was … Continue reading

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IPE – where the patient is the focus

I had the pleasure of attending (and playing a small VA support role!) the Interprofessional Educational (IPE) Conference for Primary Care organized by new medical conference company HealthEvents. As always, Gráinne (the undisputed queen of Events that are Health) had … Continue reading

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A VA’s “Day Off”

As all in the TALENTPOOL that is Ireland’s #SMEcommunity know, a “Bank Holiday” is a chance to catch up, while the rest of the world takes a break.  We do lots of OUTOFHOURSADMIN because, just like NYC, a VIRTUAL OFFICE … Continue reading

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Child in Hospital

If you have ever had a child in A&E or a hospital ward, you will know that what they need is distraction.  Something – anything – to take their mind off the pain and the fright of what is happening … Continue reading

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What DID my doctor say?!

Hands up who has come home from a hospital appointment and thought “What DID my doctor say?!” Lots of hands…I thought so. I’m a healthcare professional (who mostly knows what to expect), but even I have been astonished by how … Continue reading

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Lisa on the Late Lunch radio show (LMFM)

I was delighted to be a guest on Gerry Kelly’s “Late Lunch” show on LMFM last week. I was there with Maria Lalor from Pitman Training Swords and my fellow student Velma to chat about the Pitman Executive PA Diploma.  I … Continue reading

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