Britain's longest serving nurse retires

Jean working as a nurse today Credit: ITV
Jean, as she was in 1956 Credit: ITV

The country's longest serving NHS nurse has decided to retire.

Jean Colclough has been working at Southend Hospital for more than half a century. She started in 1956 - the same year as the Suez crisis - but has now has decided to retire to preserve her pension.

But Jean, who is a grandmother, says she still hasn't ruled out returning to the hospital as an agency nurse. **