Martin Hogan, Lead Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, tells us about the PNA training programme and the impact and improvements it can have on both staff and patient safety. He shares his own personal development from taking the programme, how he has used the skills learnt to educate and support his colleagues, and explains why he is championing the PNA to others and has set up a network of PNAs.
The Learning from Excellence (LfE) team bring you the 4th LfE Community Event. The theme for the event is “Being better, together”, reflecting on their aspiration to grow as individuals, and as part of a community, through focussing on what works. For this event, they are partnering with the Civility Saves Lives (CSL) team, who promote the importance of kindness and civility at work and seek to help us to address the times this is lacking in a thoughtful and compassionate way, through their Calling it out with Compassion programme.
The 2021 event is planned to be on-line and will include conversations with people who inspire the work of LfE and CSL. It will be as interactive and will be followed by the release of some longer-form conversations with the conference speakers and the LfE & CSL teams as a podcast series.
Closing date for registration: 1st October 2021.
The frontline continues to be long and hard. There will be a moment when we all need a 'Buddy'. There will be a moment when you will be a 'Buddy' for somebody else.
FrontlineBuddy is underpinned by 4 fundamental principles. The aim is to create a Buddy MindSet that places “WE” at the very core. It impacts on how we ‘look out for each other’ and how we ‘relate to each other’ in our teams. It nurtures a shared language and framework that everyone understands and commits to.
Take a look at the FrontlineBuddy website for training materials and advice on how you can apply FrontlineBuddy across your organisation and support your staff and colleagues.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. The risks are even greater for teenage girls who become pregnant, with up to one in ten dying in childbirth.
In this blog, Lucy November, co-founder of 2YoungLives, a mentoring project for pregnant teenagers, describes the risks faced by teenage girls in Sierra Leone and the barriers they face to accessing maternity care. She talks about how 2YoungLives is making pregnancy and birth safer for this vulnerable group through mentoring, building community and equipping young mothers to support themselves and their babies.
How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon's precision. He shares what he's found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. "It's not how good you are now; it's how good you're going to be that really matters," Gawande says.
Several countries have national policies and programmes requiring hospitals to use quality and safety (QS) indicators. To present an overview of these indicators, hospital-wide QS (HWQS) dashboards are designed. There is little evidence how these dashboards are developed. This paper, published by BMJ Quality & Safety, studies the challenges faced developing these dashboards in Dutch hospitals.
As part of its commitment to supporting the third sector, The King’s Fund works in partnership with GSK to run the GSK IMPACT Awards, which provide leadership development and funding for award winners.
A team of ward nurses from Merseyside took part in the 2018–19 cohort of the Innovation Agency's coaching for culture programme. The team, led by ward manager Sharon Mcloughlin, were all from the Dott Ward at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, a specialist trust in north Liverpool dedicated to providing comprehensive neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services.
This paper from Kneebone et al, published in BMC's Advances in Simulations proposes simulation-based enactment of care as an innovative and fruitful means of engaging patients and clinicians to create collaborative solutions to healthcare issues.
This guide, by NHS Improvement, contains key questions for chairs, chief executives and senior leaders about common barriers to clinicians taking part in senior organisational management. It addresses the NHS Long Term Plan priority around nurturing the next generation of leaders and supporting all those with the capability and ambition to reach the most senior levels of the service. It was developed in response to the 2018 recommendations to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ensure more clinicians from all professional backgrounds take on strategic leadership roles.
This webpage has been developed by 'Sam' a new nurse in the Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU). Here, you will find useful aide memoirs, practical tips and hints on how to get a head with nursing on the intensive treatment unit.