Nicki Credland has joined 100 health workers from across the country to record a Christmas single and raise funds to support the NHS.
Nicki, Head of Department of Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice at the University of Hull, teamed up with intensive care staff to record a remake of classic Police hit ‘Every Breath You Take.’
As well as vying for the coveted number one spot at Christmas, the single will raise vital money to support NHS staff recovery after the challenging 2020 year.
Nicki said: “As Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, I am very conscious of how traumatic the last year has been for those working on ICU.
“We all have needed to look for ways to improve our wellbeing and self-care.
“Singing in this choir has not only done that in spades, but also produced a fantastic song as a tribute to ICU staff all over the world.”
Known as the ICU Liberty Singers, the choir began life as an attempt to bring some fun and respite to ICU workers after the toughest year in the profession’s history.
Choir members include ICU staff such as nurses, doctors and allied health professionals, all of who have been working on the frontline of healthcare during COVID-19.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Nicki has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
In April, Nicki was appointed to lead vital COVID-19 training at Harrogate’s NHS Nightingale Hospital, as she assumed the position of Lead Critical Care Nurse Educator.
The role saw Nicki play a crucial role in the development and delivery of training for hundreds of critical care nurses responding to COVID-19.
Outside of her role at Harrogate’s Nightingale Hospital, Nicki was also earlier this year appointed as a specialist advisor to NHS England, on the subject of critical care nursing.
Nicki will advise on new national policies and guidelines drawn up across a wide range of areas, from infection control and end-of-life care, to hospital visiting hours.
Nicki took on these two significant roles, playing a vital role in the country’s response to COVID-19, at the same time as leading her University department through a rapid transition to online teaching.