Told in South Yorkshire – Life story work for people with dementia
FoNS is very pleased to be able to share this resource, which was launched recently. This pack has been developed by the Told in South Yorkshire - Life Story Work and People with Dementia Advisory Group. The team recognised that when using Life Story Work, it can be difficult to get started. Bringing together knowledge, experiences and resources into one place that might be shared by others, the pack was based on the findings from focus groups and conversations with people with dementia, family carers and care staff.
UK Department of Health Dementia Challenge blogs
We have been receiving good reports of the blogs on the Dementia Challenge website. In the video, Caring for a parent with dementia, Barbara Hodkinson talks about her experience of caring for her mother who had dementia and the challenges they faced when her mother needed care in hospital. These blogs are regularly updated and new ones added.
RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards
FoNS would like to congratulate two alumni of the Patients First Programme on their successes at the recent RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Wards at City Hall Cardiff. Emma-Jayne Hagerty was runner up in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Award for her work with eating disorders. This current project aimed to work in collaboration with patients to explore the development and delivery of a quality of life focussed programme. It is hoped that this programme will focus on other aspects of a person’s life and in so doing, take the focus off the eating disorder in the long term and help them to balance the fear of being without their disorder.
Sue Francombe was runner up in the Research in Nursing Award for her work on Developing a Supportive Care Service for Patients following Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention. Using very little additional finance, the project was able to vastly increase the number of patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation and added to this, findings from a focus group indicated that overall, patients were more satisfied with the support and care they received following discharge.
FoNS Practice Based Development and Research Programme – Call for Applications
Supported by a partnership between FoNS and the General Nursing Council for England and Wales Trust, this practice based development and research programme aims to support nurse-led healthcare teams to work together with patients, staff and wider stakeholders to undertake an action research project in a clinical setting to achieve improvements in patient care. The programme offers support over a period of two years and is open to any registered nurses, health visitors, or other specialist community nurses working in clinical practice in England and Wales who can demonstrate evidence from practice to support the need for their project and who are committed to working systematically and collaboratively.
Closing date for applications: 19th February 2014
Christmas Fun at the Florence Nightingale Museum
All children accompanied by an adult will get free admission to the museum in Lambeth, London throughout December.
- Florence and Athena’s Christmas Owl Hunt - Daily: 21st December-5th January
- Teddy Bear Hospital Scene - Daily 21 December-5th January
- Florence’s Magnificent Medicine Chest - Saturday 28th December and Friday 3rd January
- Make Your Own Bear Needle and Thread Workshop - Saturday 21st December
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Improving End of Life Care
London, 25th February 2014
This conference focuses on improving the quality of end of life care in light of the review into the Liverpool Care Pathway.
“In view of the Review panel’s serious concerns about the current state of care for the dying, it strongly recommends that the Government set improved quality of care for the dying as a priority for NHS England”. More Care, Less Pathway, Review of the Liverpool Care Pathway, July 2013.
Implementing and Monitoring Progress against the 6Cs
London, 11th March 2014
This national conference focuses on delivering ‘Compassion in Practice’ the CNO’s 3 Year Strategy for Nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff which outlines the 6Cs for Nursing. The opening address from Sam Sherrington, Head of Nursing and Midwifery Strategy at NHS England, will look at how the 6C’s align with the recommendations from the Francis report, and will provide practical guidance for implementing the 6Cs and monitoring progress to ensure the delivery of high quality compassionate nursing care.
For a Friend/Associate of FoNS discount of 20% quote the reference HCUK20FoNS when booking.