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Dr Liz WestcottWelcome to the Phi Mu Chapter of the International Nursing Organisation Sigma Theta Tau. You can watch a welcome video from our President, Dr Liz Westcott here: Introduction 
"I love being a member of Sigma and have made great connections with colleagues around the world. Sigma is inclusive at all stages of your career" (Dr Liz Westcott, President, Phi Mu Chapter)


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CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Nursing and Midwifery Council UK and Phi Mu Chapter on the induction of Dr. Mark Hayter into Sigma’s 2021 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame!

 Dr. Hayter and other esteemed nurse researchers from throughout the world will be inducted during Sigma’s 32nd International Nursing Research Congress hosted in-person in Singapore and also virtually, 22-26 July 2021.



Congratulations
to the 
Bournemouth University Nursing Team 
Selected as the recipient for the Sigma European Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Education during Covid-19 pandemic.
Their nomination addressed all the criteria points demonstrating excellence in teaching with the use of innovative teaching/learning methods, the significant impact this has already made on the nursing profession during this time. 
Nominated by Dr Leslie Gelling & Dr Liz Westcott
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Buddy Roles
It's never been a better time to join the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma as we offer all our new members a buddy to help you get the most out of your membership. A Chapter Buddy will help you to  gain a better understanding of Sigma, the role of the Chapter and provide you with insight into the various opportunities available, including leadership and learning opportunities.
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Sigma Presidential Call to Action 2019-2021
Infuse Joy 
Watch out for our weekly poem, published on our Chapter News section which our President, Dr Liz Westcott has been adding since Lockdown, back in March.
Infusing joy at a time when the nursing profession is celebrating what it truly means to be a nurse. 
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Chapter News

  • This week's Infuse Joy Poem

    J. Milton Hayes, ‘My Old Football’.

    YOU can keep your antique silver and your statuettes of bronze,
    Your curios and tapestries so fine,
    But of all your treasures rare there is nothing to compare
    With this patched up, worn out football pal o’ mine.
    Just a patched up worn out football, yet how it clings!
    I live again my happier days in thoughts that football brings.
    It’s got a mouth, it’s got a tongue,
    And oft when we’re alone I fancy that it speaks
    To me of golden youth that’s flown.
    It calls to mind our meeting,
    ’Twas a present from the Dad.
    I kicked it yet I worshipped it,
    How strange a priest it had!
    And yet it jumped with pleasure
    When I punched it might and main:
    And when it had the dumps
    It got blown up and punched again.
    It’s lived its life;
    It’s played the game;
    Its had its rise and fall,
    There’s history in the wrinkles of that worn out football.
    Caresses rarely came its way in babyhood ’twas tanned.
    It’s been well oiled, and yet it’s quite teetotal, understand.
    It’s gone the pace, and sometimes it’s been absolutely bust,
    And yet ’twas always full of bounce,
    No matter how ’twas cussed.
    He’s broken many rules and oft has wandered out of bounds,
    He’s joined in shooting parties
    Over other people’s grounds.
    Misunderstood by women,
    He was never thought a catch,
    Yet he was never happier
    Than when bringing off a match.
    He’s often been in danger
    Caught in nets that foes have spread,
    He’s even come to life again
    When all have called him dead.
    Started on the centre,
    And he’s acted on the square,
    To all parts of the compass
    He’s been bullied everywhere.
    His aims and his ambitious
    Were opposed by one and all,
    And yet he somehow reached his goal
    That plucky old football.
    When schooling days were ended
    I forgot him altogether,
    And ’midst the dusty years
    He lay a crumpled lump of leather.
    Then came the threat’ning voice of War,
    And games had little chance,
    My brother went to do his bit
    Out there somewhere in France.
    And when my brother wrote he said,
    ‘Of all a Tommy’s joys,
    There’s none compares with football.
    Will you send one for the boys? ’
    I sent not one but many,
    And my old one with the rest,
    I thought that football’s finished now,
    But no he stood the test.
    Behind the lines they kicked him
    As he’d never been kicked before.
    Till they busted him and sent him back
    A keepsake of the war.
    My brother lies out there in France,
    Beneath a simple cross,
    And I seem to feel my football knows my grief,
    And shares my loss.
    He tells me of that splendid charge,
    And then my brother’s fall.
    In life he loved our mutual chum
    That worn-out football.
    Oh you can keep your antique silver
    And your statuettes of bronze
    Your curios and tapestries so fine
    But of all your treasures rare
    There is nothing to compare
    With that patched-up worn-out football—
    Pal o’ mine.
  • Infuse Joy Poem

    Dear members
    This week's Infuse Joy offer is from the great Beatle,  John Lennon
    When I was five years old, my mother
    always told me that happiness was the
    key to life. When I went to school
    they asked me what I wanted to be
    when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'.
    They told me I didn't understand the 
    assignment, and I told them they 
    didn't understand life.
  • Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebrations 8th July 2021

    Colleagues
    Please join us for our Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebrations:

    Celebrating 10 Years of Phi Mu…Reflections and Aspirations Thursday July 8th 2021 10am - 3pm (UK)

    We are delighted to welcome you to what promises to be an interesting and inspirational day.
    Please book via the Eventbrite link:

    https://phimu10years.eventbrite.co.uk

    Places are limited so be sure to book soon! 
    Please note that there are a small number of places available for non-members. So do come along and learn more about what Sigma Nursing Society has to offer you.

  • Congratulations to Dr Mark Hayter

    Join us in saying congratulations to Nursing and Midwifery Council UK and Phi Mu Chapter on the induction of Dr. Mark Hayter into Sigma’s 2021 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame!

     Dr. Hayter and other esteemed nurse researchers from throughout the world will be inducted during Sigma’s 32nd International Nursing Research Congress hosted in-person in Singapore and also virtually, 22-26 July 2021.

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