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FoNS News - IPDJ Vol 7 No 2 Out Today!

15 November 2017

International Practice Development Journal Volume 7 No 2 OUT NOW!

Editorial: Enhancing Practice 2018: come and be inspired and inspiring

  • Jan Dewing, IPDJ Academic Editor

Guest Editorial: From research into practice to practice development: FoNS and the IPDJ

  • Theresa Shaw, FoNS CEO

Original Practice Development and Research

A journey through the use of critical creative reflection to explore self in a PhD study

  • Niamh Kinsella

Third-generation professional doctorates in nursing: the move to clarity in learning product differentiation

  • Andrew Cashin, Mary Casey, Greg Fairbrother, Iain Graham, Lindesay Irvine, Brendan McCormack and Debra Thoms

A case study exploring the experience of resilience-based clinical supervision and its influence on care towards self and others among student nurses

  • Gemma Stacey, Aimee Aubeeluck, Grace Cook and Snigdha Dutta

Critical Review of Literature

Towards radical praxis through a new formation in practice development

  • Toni Wright

Practice development and allied health – a review of the literature

  • Patricia Bradd, Joanne Travaglia and Andrew Hayen

Critical Reflection on Practice Development 

Beginning explorations of the connectedness between patient-centred care, practice development and advanced nursing competencies to promote professional development

  • Karen LeGrow and Sherry Espin

The nursing professorial unit: translating acute and critical care nursing research

  • Martin Christensen and Judy Craft

Using reflection and visual representation to analyse and build leadership capacity, through a personal account of exemplary leadership

  • Genevieve Maiden

Knowing me, knowing you: using creative methods to highlight challenges and discover identity and context in an action research study

  • Catherine Buckley

Ideas and Influences

Developing political awareness skills to influence practice

  • Kathryn Waddington

Masterclass: Creating Caring Cultures - Getting Started, 22 January 2018, London

FoNS is delighted to be working with Healthcare Conferences UK to present a masterclass based on our Creating Caring Cultures model. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the model and explore the ways in which you could use it to facilitate the development of your workplace culture, so that it becomes more person-centred, safe and effective.

The model came out of FoNS’ experience of working with health and social care teams and our theoretical understandings of practice development as an approach to enabling transformation in people and their practices. This is a practical, participatory, ‘hands on’ masterclass and participants will have the opportunity to develop an action plan for their own workplace. Copies of the model and associated resources will be provided.

Places limited, so book early. A 20% discount is available to all Friends and Associates of FoNS. Visit the FoNS events page for more information.

FoNS Blog

This week we hear from Tom Stamp, a Patients First Programme participant, who is talking about tackling loneliness and social isolation. Read more …

Other news

King's Fund Event

Enhanced health in care homes: lessons from good practice on embedding integrated care, London, Tuesday 5 December, 2017

  • How to integrate health services and residential care to meet the complex needs of people living in care homes
  • Sharing lessons from vanguards and other local examples of good practice

This event is for care home providers, health care providers, and commissioners who are thinking through how to join up health care services and residential care locally. Visit the website for more information

An Evening with Stephen McGann, London, 27 November 2017, hosted by the Queen’s Nursing Institute

Stephen McGann, who plays the part of Dr Turner in ‘Call the Midwife’ is a fascinating speaker and will tell us about his life, his career and how playing the part of one of TV’s most famous medics has made him passionate about the work of doctors, nurses and midwives and the families they care for. There is a charge for this event.

To book your place please use the Eventbrite website.

 

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FoNS News:Care Homes and Ambulatory Care

08 November 2017

FoNS News

FoNS Blog

This week, Theresa Shaw talks about FoNS at 30 – programmes finishing and new developments. Read more …

 

Teaching Care Homes: Calling Care Homes in England

Don't miss out – closing date next Tuesday 14 November!

This is an opportunity to start a journey of learning, development and sharing. The pilot homes have found that care is more person-centred, more collaborative and integrated, staff feel valued, included and engaged. Why not join?  

 

What do participants say?

What does FoNS CEO Theresa Shaw say?

Find out what’s needed on the FoNS website or call us for an informal chat (020 7307 2857).

King's Fund Event

Enhanced health in care homes: lessons from good practice on embedding integrated care, London, Tuesday 5 December, 2017

This event will focus on how to integrate health services and residential care to meet the complex needs of people living in care homes. It will share lessons from the six vanguards for enhanced health in care homes, and other local examples of good practice, so that you can learn from these initiatives and replicate their successes.

This event is for care home providers, health care providers, and commissioners who are thinking through how to join up health care services and residential care locally. Visit the website for more information.

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FoNS News: Closing dates approaching - don't miss your chance to apply

01 November 2017

FoNS Programmes

Inspire Improvementclosing date Next Monday 6th November 2017 – don’t delay with your application to this fantastic, and unique, programme of support, which will develop a community of FoNS Improvement Fellows – clinical leaders with expertise in facilitating improvement and culture change at the frontline of practice.

 

This is a funded programme which includes workshops (learning and development), in-workplace support from FoNS facilitators and a bursary to support your participation.

Don’t delay! Apply today!

 

Teaching Care Homes – a programme of support and development with funding

Closing date 14th November 2017

  • Three representatives from each home, the home manager, a registered nurse and a care worker will be the leads from each home (all care homes welcome)
  • Six workshop daysfocusing on person-centredness, leadership and team-working, learning, innovation and improvement - dates between March 2018 and February 2019
  • Mentorship and on-site supportfrom a FoNS practice development facilitator to support the home to work on a specific area of improvement
  • A practice improvement bursary

 

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FoNS News: New video and IPDJ focus

25 October 2017

Closing date approaching, don't miss out!

At a time when development opportunities are limited, FoNS delighted to be able to offer TWO funded development programmes and we are seeking your help:

  • For care home teams in England: (team comprises the home manager, a registered nurse and a care worker) TEACHING CARE HOMES - here’s a link to FoNS CEO Theresa Shaw talking about why you should apply
  • For individual frontline clinical leaders: INSPIRE IMPROVEMENT - watch this YouTube video about the programme

Please share this, encourage others to apply or apply yourself!

Closing date for Inspire Improvement 6 Nov 2017

Closing date for Teaching Care Homes 14 Nov 2017

FoNS Blog

This week FoNS Trustee Dr Caroline Shuldham talks about uptake of the flu vaccine and self care. Read more …

IPDJ Focus

‘It’s good to be useful’: activity provision on green care farms in Norway for people living with dementia by Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann and Ingebjørg Træland Børsheim

If you haven’t heard of ‘green care’ you should read this article. Based on Norwegian experiences, it analyses the benefits of ‘green care’ and describes the right ‘ingredients’ needed to make it something which can enhance the ‘wellbeing and joy’ of participants.

Silence about encounters with dying among healthcare professionals in a society that ‘de-tabooises’ death by Ellen Ramvi and Birgitta Haga Gripsrud

On the one hand, Norwegian society at large is becoming more open about death and dying, but still when healthcare professionals encounter death at work, these experiences are not talked about. Why is this? Essential reading for all health and social care professionals.

Other news

An Evening with Stephen McGann, London, 27 November 2017, hosted by the Queen’s Nursing Institute

Stephen McGann, who plays the part of Dr Turner in ‘Call the Midwife’ is a fascinating speaker and will tell us about his life, his career and how playing the part of one of TV’s most famous medics has made him passionate about the work of doctors, nurses and midwives and the families they care for. There is a charge for this event.

To book your place please use the Eventbrite website.

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FoNS News: Nurse-led Clinics and Programmes Galore

18 October 2017

FoNS Blog

This week Angie Edwards and Laura Andrews talk about what it’s like to be involved in improving and innovating in practice. Read more …

FoNS Programmes

FoNS is delighted to be recruiting to TWO great programmes. Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for:

  • Teaching Care Homes: Open to all care homes in England – funded programme (requires organisational support) – team formed of a care home manager, a registered nurse and a care worker – Closing Date 14 November
  • Inspire Improvement: Open to frontline clinical leaders across the UK – funded programme (organisational support required) – Closing date 6 November

Nurse-led Clinics

Jo Odell, FoNS Practice Development Facilitator, will be speaking at this year’s event (20 November 2017, London) on developing your leadership skills. Over the years, Jo has supported many teams who have developed nurse-led services and she will be sharing this experience. Visit our website for details about the event and for a 20% discount.

And here is a very small selection of the innovations and service improvements we have supported:

Other news

Capital Nurse Older People’s Nurses Leadership Programme

Fully funded, leadership programme open to nurses working with older people across all health and social care settings in London. Capital Nurses is seeking nominations from aspiring or current nurse leaders from older people’s care settings. Please download and read all 3 documents below:

Closing date 30 Oct – don’t delay.

For any queries please contact Natalie Holbery, Clinical Lead Capital Nurse [email protected] Nominations should be sent to: [email protected]

Nursing Times Team Leaders’ Congress, 9 November, Birmingham

Focusing on nurse leadership development as well as drilling into the best practice of excellent care, don’t miss this once a year opportunity to come together and solve the common challenges you face as a team leader. 

  • Practical guidance on new management responsibilities - budgets, performance monitoring, navigating difficult conversations and recruitment and retention of staff
  • A safe space for frank discussion
  • Audience and speaker expertise

Visit the website for more information and bookings. 

An Evening with Stephen McGann, London, 27 November 2017, hosted by the Queen’s Nursing Institute
Stephen McGann, who plays the part of Dr Turner in ‘Call the Midwife’ is a fascinating speaker and will tell us about his life, his career and how playing the part of one of TV’s most famous medics has made him passionate about the work of doctors, nurses and midwives and the families they care for.  There is a charge for this event
To book your place please use the Eventbrite website.

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