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Elaine Francis, RGN

Elaine Francis, RGN

Elaine Francis is an NMC registered nurse and freelance writer with sixteen years of experience working in front line healthcare in the North East of England. Eight years in coronary care sparked her interest in modifiable risk, realistic medicine and palliative care.

With a lifelong love of the written word, she started creating articles and web content as a medical ghostwriter. And, she recently left cardiology to pursue a career in freelance medical writing.

She gained her nursing registration and BSc (hons) in Practice Development at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle Upon Tyne. Although sure that being able to translate medical evidence into widely accessible information can transform lives, Elaine is continuing to pick up occasional shifts on her old ward; patient care is what it’s all about, after all.

When she’s not working she can be found in thrift stores and vegan cafes or blogging about the transition from nursing to a freelance writing career.

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Teens and the Challenge of Living with Chronic Illness

What are the barriers to managing chronic conditions for teenagers and how can their parents, families, and caregivers help.

How Technology is Changing Nursing Practice for the Better

Technology is changing nursing practice, making it easier to acquire patient data. One possible benefit: nurses may be freed up for more time with patients.