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It's Here! The Inspire Improvement Fellowship 2019

17 July 2018

Inspire Improvement Fellowship 2019

FoNS is delighted to announce that we are now recruiting to our second cohort of Inspire Improvement Fellows. We are looking for 12 individuals who are committed to delivering person-centred care and who want to develop their skills in becoming facilitators of person-centred workplace cultures, where care is the best it can be.

Are you:

  • a clinical leader, for example a ward sister/matron, community team leader or care home manager from any area of health and social care in the UK
  • both leading a nursing and/or care team and providing frontline nursing care
  • the direct line manager for the members of the team
  • registered with a relevant regulatory body eg NMC, HCPC
  • able to commit to the 12-month programme including three two-day residential learning and development workshops and 4-6 half-day workplace visits?

Would you like to:

  • become part of a community of inspired and inspiring frontline leaders
  • develop skills as a facilitator
  • learn and practice ways of engaging staff and people who use services
  • explore and enable the use of effective strategies for creating person-centred workplace cultures
  • work with your team to explore and implement practice improvements?

Check out the website and contact us to find out more. Closing date November, interviews December, workplace visits January-February 2019, first workshop March 2019

The Inspire Improvement Fellowship is supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

FoNS Blog

To coincide with the launch of Inspire Improvement fellowship 2019, Jo Odell tells us a little bit more about the experiences of current participants so far and why the programme is the way it is. Read more …

Reflection on the Learning Disability Nursing first Tweet Chat

We are delighted to share our reflections on the first tweet chat, which was about learning disability nursing in primary care. This, along with the other two tweet chats, will form part of the developing data and evidence. This work aims to review and challenge the current perception of learning disability nurses and nursing, demonstrating their unique contribution across all care sectors. Visit the website to read more.

Last chance to have your say

Learning Disability Nursing Survey: Help shape the new narrative

We would like to invite you, no matter where you practice, to tell us about your experiences of learning disability nursing, about provision, or lack of it, in your area and how more learning disability training for all nurses would help you to give better care. All views welcome - healthcare professionals, people who use services, families & carers. Click here to do the '12 minute' survey. Survey closes midday Thursday 19th July 2018.

Sue Pembrey Award

The Sue Pembrey Award 2018 aims to recognise an exemplary, person-centred leader. Open to nominations and self nominations.

New in 2018: We are delighted that this year the award will come with mentorship/support, to further develop the award winner and to create and maintain connections with the awarding supporters - FoNS, Professor Angie Titchen, Professor Brendan McCormack, Professor Jan Dewing (Sue Pembrey Chair of Nursing) and Professor Steven Ersser.

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FoNS News: Two ways to have your say

11 July 2018

FoNS Blog

This week Claire Shaw and Peter Griffiths from Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust talk about the 'Nursing in Mind' programme, which aims to get beneath the surface of task focussed nursing and enable people to share and learn from experiences. Read more… 

Sue Pembrey Award 2018

FoNS is delighted to announce that nominations are invited to recognise an exemplary nurse/midwife leader

  • leading and demonstrating a commitment to enabling care that is person centred, high quality and safe
  • excellent role model
  • with a team who feel supported and valued
  • any sector of health or social care UK wide

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 4th September 2018 Telephone interviews: Thursday 27th September 2018

In 2018 we are delighted to offer support/mentorship to the award winner.

This award is supported by Sue Pembrey’s family and awarded in collaboration with Professor Angie Titchen, Professor Brendan McCormack, Professor Jan Dewing (Sue Pembrey Chair of Nursing) and Professor Steven Ersser.

Visit the FoNS website for more information.

Two Ways to Have your Say: Creating a new narrative for learning disability nursing

Third Tweet Chat

Please join our 3rd Tweet Chat: 17 July 8.30pm on learning disability nursing in the tertiary care sector:

  • specialist forensic provision
  • secure/inpatient services
  • end of life care
  • management of long term conditions

Here's the link for more information.

Or perhaps you’d prefer a survey?

We would like to invite you, no matter where you practice, to tell us about your experiences of learning disability nursing, about provision, or lack of it, in your area and how more learning disability training for all nurses would help you to give better care. All views welcome - healthcare professionals, people who use services, families & carers. Click here to do the '12 minute' survey.

Other News

NHS70

We’d like to forward a couple of Twitter campaigns from the NHS – please share!

  • On the NHS's 70th birthday, NHS England launched #WeAreTheNHS to inspire more people than ever to think about a career in the #NHS. Want to be part of the best healthcare system in the world? Visit ‘Nursing Careers’ today. 
  • Do you work in the NHS? Do you have 1 hour to spare? Can you help inspire children to join #teamNHS by giving a school talk? Sign up here.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Fellowship Travel grants are available for nursing and allied health professionals who want to explore new ideas overseas, who are inspired by overseas nursing practice or have a project in mind to improve the UK’s nursing and allied health professions. Travel grants open to all UK citizens aged 18+. Visit the WCMT website for details.

Person-Centred Care In Care Homes – What Are The Outcomes That Matter?

An interesting blog from Victoria Shepherd at Cardiff University

Capital Nurse Passport into Leadership Programme - evaluation and video

We’d like to share the Capital Nurse/Leadership Academy ‘Programme into Leadership’ (short) evaluation and video: this was a 5 day programme for residential care home nurses and managers.

Here's the PowerPoint and here's the 5 minute video.

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FoNS News: Sue Pembrey Award Welcomes Nominations

04 July 2018

FoNS Blog

This week FoNS CEO Theresa Shaw talks about yesterday’s NHS England #NHS70 events:

  • The NHS family
  • Nurses making a difference
  • Providing care to those who are vulnerable and sometimes marginalised by society
  • Celebrating how far nursing has developed

But as ever, Theresa offers perceptive insights into areas where the NHS needs to focus for the next 70 years: Supporting staff, a focus on health and wellbeing and the vital role of social care. Read more …

Sue Pembrey Award 2018

FoNS is delighted to announce that nominations are invited to recognise an exemplary nurse/midwife leader

  • leading and demonstrating a commitment to enabling care that is person centred, high quality and safe
  • excellent role model
  • with a team who feel supported and valued
  • any sector of health or social care UK wide

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 4th September 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by telephone on Thursday 27th September 2018

In 2018 we are delighted to offer support/mentorship to the award winner

This award is supported by Sue Pembrey’s family and awarded in collaboration with Professor Angie Titchen, Professor Brendan McCormack, Professor Jan Dewing (Sue Pembrey Chair of Nursing) and Professor Steven Ersser

Visit the FoNS website for more information.

Improving Care for People with a Learning Disability

Please help with our survey – we value your views: We would like to invite all nurses and allied healthcare professionals, no matter where you practice, to tell us about your experiences of learning disability nursing, about provision, or lack of it, in your area and how more learning disability training for all nurses would help you to give better care. The survey takes, on average, 12 minutes (honestly) and we'd really appreciate your help.

Other News

NHS70 in Lights

On Thursday night, over 100 buildings, historic monuments and other high-profile sites will light up blue to mark the NHS’s 70th. Have a look at the map to find your nearest one.

Consultation-Advanced Notice

Are you a Consultant Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional working anywhere in the UK?

ECPD will be inviting feedback, comment and critique from Mid July 2018 on the draft Consultant Nurse, Midwife, Allied Health Professional Competence and Impact Framework. If you would like to provide feedback either as an individual or group of consultants, please reply with your contact email including your full name, role and place of work to Sara Travers e-mail: [email protected] If you would like to discuss any aspect of this project please contact Professor Kim Manley, England Centre for Practice Development, Canterbury Christ Church University [email protected]

Changing Care Healthier Futures

A website which ‘campaigns for better health outcomes for people with a learning disability so that they can have healthier futures. It is about enhancing and saving lives’.

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FoNS News: Please have a go at our survey

27 June 2018

FoNS Blog

This week we have a great blog from Jo Odell on creating personal connections to learn, develop and improve. Read more …

Improving Care for People with a Learning Disability

As FoNS Practice Development Facilitator Giselle Cope said: ‘Still today, health inequalities for people with a learning disability remain a reality. There is still much to be done in ensuring more equitable health outcomes compared with the general population’ Earlier this year FoNS began a project to look at learning disability nursing and nursing provision for people with a learning disability.

 

We would like to invite all nurses and allied healthcare professionals, no matter where you practice, to tell us about your experiences of learning disability nursing, about provision, or lack of it, in your area and how more learning disability training for all nurses would help you to give better care

 

We have designed a survey which takes, on average, 11 minutes (honestly) and we'd really apprecitate your help.

Creating Meaningful Moments

Last week’s blog was by Kate Sanders and talked about ways of creating/sharing meaningful moments with patients or residents in the busy day. It included a poster and we are delighted to share the elements of the poster in a video (hosted on YouTube). Have a look! 

 

Project Presentations

We are delighted to share a couple more presentations from the Patients First teams (a partnership programme wit hthe Burdett Trust for Nursing):

ARISE – Anxiety, Recovery, Inclusion and Social Empowerment Programme

With the population of older people increasing, there is a greater danger of loneliness and social isolation amongst older people. This team from Oxfordshire aimed to design and implement a patient led 6-week mental wellbeing & health promotion group. See the PowerPoint 

 

Assuring the Nursing Care that Matters Most to You

This team developed a communication model to gather 'real feedback from people in their care' with ‘residents' voices and experience at its heart. Go to the project page to see the PowerPoint and model.  

International Practice Development Journal: Call for papers

Interested in publishing? The International Practice Development Journal is a peer reviewed, open access, free to publish journal which is committed to publishing scholarly inquiry into practice development, participatory and person-centred research and related fields. Next submission deadline is Friday 6th July but submissions are welcome at all times. Visit the IPDJ pages for more information. 

Other News

#NHS70

Birthday celebrations are approaching and FoNS is pleased to be supporting NHS England events in London and the South region.

 

National Theatre Wales NHS70

A huge and diverse range of events in celebration of the 70th birthday of the NHS. Visit the website for more information. 

 

Tweet Chats: Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Care Leadership in Different Contexts

Tweet chats will be held on 11th and 18th July 20.00-21.00 #NMAHPLeadership

 

This project is headed by the England Centre for Practice Development and Institute of Health Care Policy and Practice, University of Western Scotland. We (Kim Manley, Belinda Dewar, Carrie Jackson, Assumpta Ryan, Debbie Roberts) are interested in growing our knowledge and understanding about how nurse, midwife and AHP leaders in different settings make a difference.

 

Tweet chat questions are:

  • Which named specific nurses, midwives and AHP leaders excite you/others to make a difference in practice, education, research, innovation or strategically?
  • What is it that these leaders do that excites/inspires you/others to make a difference?
  • What differences are you/others able to make as a result of being supported by these leaders?
  • Is there anything else you would like to add that describes these leaders/highlights their leadership qualities?

Contact Kim Manley for more information.

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FoNS News: Learning disability nursing and a new video

20 June 2018

FoNS Blog

This week’s blog comes from Sally Wilson, matron for vulnerable patients and safeguarding adults lead at George Eliot Hospital Trust. It’s called ‘Surviving Hospital’. The notion of ‘surviving hospital’ may sound an emotive turn of phrase, but …  Read more …

Learning Disability Week 2018

So much is happening up and down the country with events and celebrations on this year’s big focus which is on all things related to health in line with Mencap’s Treat me Well campaign. This campaign aims to transform how people with a learning disability are treated in hospital. Its message is that ‘simple adjustments make a big difference such as better communication, more time and clearer information for those receiving hospital care'.

 

FoNS Practice Development Facilitator Giselle Cope said: ‘Still today, health inequalities for people with a learning disability remain a reality. There is still much to be done in ensuring more equitable health outcomes compared with the general population and in the prevention of unavoidable deaths within the learning disability population. This has been highlighted in the latest Learning Disability Mortality Review Report which was published in May 2018. The report is available in full and easy read versions.’

 

In celebration of Learning Disability Week 2018, we’d like to share some of the projects FoNS has supported in learning disability nursing:

Parent Action: Enabling, Advocacy, Empowering

Empowering parents to advocate effectively for all their family members’ needs

Improving the Experience of Acute Hospital Care for People with a Learning Disability within Hywel Dda University Health Board

My Health my Stay - Spreading learning disability awareness

A Participatory Action Research Project into the Implementation and Evaluation of My Healthcare Passport

A tool owned and completed by the person with learning disabilities to support healthcare professionals provide person-centred, safe and effective care

Sleeping Better: Improving Sleep Habits in Children and Young People with Learning Disabilities using Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches

Sleep may not be traditionally thought of as a nursing issue, but if care is to be truly person-centred, patients must be treated holistically 

Celebrate Me: Evidencing the Impact and Securing the Future of Learning Disability Nursing

Yesterday evening saw the second lively, tweet chat on the role and value of learning disability nursing in secondary care. Most of the participants were learning disability nurses, and they had lots to share about what good learning disability nursing provision looks like and how it could be improved. But we realise that this is only half the story, so we would like to encourage ALL nurses to take a look at the Celebrate Me website and tell us about your experiences of learning disability nursing, about provision, or lack of it, in your area and how more learning disability training for all nurses would help you to give better care. You can comment on the website or email your thoughts to [email protected]

Creating Meaningful Moments

Last week’s blog was by Kate Sanders and talked about ways of creating/sharing meaningful moments with patients or residents in the busy day. It included a poster and we are delighted to share the elements of the poster in a video (hosted on YouTube). Have a look! 

Patients First: Presentations

We have added some more presentations to the project pages of the website.

Knowing you, knowing me Getting to know residents and staff better to provide more person-centred care - a PowerPoint presentation

Developing support for patients with negative body image due to lipodystrophy a poster and PowerPoint presentation 

Reducing theatre cancellations in orthopaedics a PowerPoint presentation

#NHS70

BBC Radio 4 is airing a series of 20 15-minute programmes National Health Stories at 1.45pm daily. The series started on Monday and the two programmes so far have been really interesting listening. They are available as podcasts too. 

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