The Sue Pembrey Award 2016: Celebrating Nurse Leadership
The Foundation of Nursing Studies is pleased to announce the winner of the Sue Pembrey Award 2016 is:
Wendy Newnham, Lead for Community Nursing Services, Virgin Care
Wendy was one of three exceptional clinical leaders shortlisted for the award. The judges said:
‘Wendy is an impressive nominee; her leadership is clearly valued by the staff… she has a strong person-centred, innovative and empowering leadership style, which has brought about a transformation in the service and the staff who provide it’
The award will be presented at the Enhancing Practice Conference on 1st September 2016, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. The judges are also pleased to recognise the leadership of the other two shortlisted candidates:
Graham Kelly, General Manager, Hill View Bupa Care Home, Clydebank
‘Graham showed a clear vision for person-centred practice and ways of working where staff, residents and families are all equally important…’
Nicola Williams, Wirral Heart Support Team Manager, Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust
‘Nicola leads with compassion and enthusiasm; ensuring care is person-centred, high quality and safe. Her team feel supported and valued and this is evident in the culture within their service…’
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The Patients First Programme – One week left!
There is still one week left for you to get your application in for the Patients First Programme (closing date 5pm, Wednesday 7th September 2016). Please consider applying:
- Locally focussed ideas to improve care for patients, residents, service users with the involvement of patients, residents and service users
- Any health or social care environment – NHS, private or charity – anywhere in the UK
- You can see the range of projects we’ve supported on our website (current projects)
- Hugely supportive and unique programme of learning workshops, personalised support from our Practice Development Facilitators and a bursary to pay for travel, accommodation and back-fill
There is a competitive application process, but as they say ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it!’
You can make a difference with Patients First!
Please email [email protected] to arrange a time to talk about your ideas and visit the website for more information and the application documents.
New report on FoNS website
Yoga for People Living with Dementia in Residential Care Settings
Supported by the Patients First Programme, the team at Marlborough Lodge, introduced gentle, yoga-based exercise for residents living with dementia. Their key priorities were that the exercises should be beneficial, to both mind and body, that residents were free to join or not join as they chose, the classes should be run by carers; people who knew the residents well, and that ultimately, the programme would be sustainable.
This week we talk about the importance of language: what are your listeners hearing? Read more …
Call for abstracts
Nursing Education and Professional Development – The Global Perspective
21st - 22nd March 2017, Cardiff
Hosted by the RCN Education Forum, this annual 2 day international conference provides a supportive environment for nurse educators from across the UK and the globe to meet with other like-minded professionals. Visit the website for more information about this event and the themes for abstracts. Closing date 17th October 2016.