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FoNS News: New IPDJ issue out now PLUS Inspire Improvement Programme

20 September 2017

IPDJ Special Issue out now!

Enhancing well-being: practice and politics. Sharing learning from the Norwegian Welfare State

1 Raising the question of dignity through knowledge about tacit practices and politics: sharing learning from the Norwegian welfare state

Oddgeir Synnes, Christine Øye, Karen Christensen and Jan Dewing

The Articles

2 The anti-politics of healthcare policy and its blurring effects on care work in Norway

Anette Fagertun

3 Active ageing

Frode F. Jacobsen

4 Developing a culture of pride, confidence and trust: enhanced collaboration in an interdisciplinary team

Kristin Ådnøy Eriksen and Sølvi Heimestøl

5 The tacit care knowledge in reflective writing – a practical wisdom

Linda Rykkje

6 Tacit practice in care homes

Anne Marie Sandvoll

7 Narrative competence in caring encounters with persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

Anita Gjermestad

8 ‘It’s good to be useful’: activity provision on green care farms in Norway for people living with dementia

Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann and Ingebjørg Træland Børsheim

9 Silence about encounters with dying among healthcare professionals in a society that ‘de-tabooises’ death

Ellen Ramvi and Birgitta Haga Gripsrud

FoNS Blog

This week Kate Sanders' blog is entitled 'I made a difference to that one'. Visit the blog pages to find out more! 

Inspire Improvement: An exciting new programme from the Foundation of Nursing Studies

 Are you a clinical leader and interested in expanding your skills in facilitating culture change and continuous improvements in care and services at the frontline of practice?

Inspire Improvement is a new programme, supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, which will develop a community of FoNS Improvement Fellows – clinical leaders with expertise in facilitating improvement and culture change at the frontline of practice. Over 12 months, the programme will offer fellows:

  • Six learning and development days
  • Support in the workplace and via telephone/email from a FoNS Practice Development Facilitator
  • A bursary of up to £3,000 to support the development and improvement work

Expand your knowledge and skills in leading and facilitating culture change and continuous improvement

Influence and strengthen team working and facilitate and sustain a workplace culture that is more person-centred, safe and effective

Open to clinical leaders, for example a ward sister/matron, community team leader or care home manager from any area of health and social care in the UK who is leading a nursing and/or care team with direct patient contact and who is the direct line manager for the members of the team. (Must hold a professional UK registration with a relevant regulatory body eg NMC, HCPC)

Closing date: 6th November 2017

https://www.fons.org/programmes/inspire-improvement 

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FoNS News: New FoNS Programme

13 September 2017

New FoNS Programme

Are you a clinical leader and interested in expanding your skills in facilitating culture change and continuous improvements in care and services at the frontline of practice?

Inspire Improvement is an exciting new 12-month programme which will develop a community of FoNS Improvement Fellows – clinical leaders with expertise in facilitating improvement and culture change at the frontline of practice. The programme provides:  

Six learning and development days to:

  • Develop skills as facilitators
  • Explore and enable the use of effective strategies for creating person-centred workplace cultures
  • Promote continuous improvement (each fellow will be expected to lead practice improvements with their team)

Support in the workplace and via telephone/email from a FoNS Practice Development facilitator to:

  • Refine and use skills in facilitation to lead and develop their team
  • Promote reflective practice
  • Support problem-solving
  • Undertake evaluation and actively share outcomes via report writing and publishing to spread learning across their organisation and more widely

A bursary of up to £3000 to support the development and improvement work

 

FoNS is looking for enthusiastic practitioners leading nursing and/or care teams at the frontline of clinical care, who have a desire to create more person centred, safe, caring and effective workplace cultures for patients/residents and staff. You could be for example a ward sister/matron, community team leader or care home manager across any area of health and social care in the UK.

 

Benefits for the individual

By taking part in the programme and becoming a FoNs Improvement Fellow, you will be expanding your knowledge and skills in leading and facilitating culture change and continuous improvement.

 

Benefits for the care setting and organisation

FoNS Improvement Fellows will be able to influence and strengthen teamworking and facilitate and sustain a workplace culture that is more person-centred, safe and effective. The Improvement fellow will be supported to spread and share their learning with others.

Visit the website for more information.

Closing date: 6th November 2017

 

Practice Development Facilitator Post

Admiral Nurses is recruiting a new Professional & Practice Development Facilitator for the South West region. The closing date is 6th October and the interview date is 17th October. Further information is available on the Dementia UK website

 

FoNS Blog

This week Jo Odell talks about the new FoNS programme and why you should consider participating in a FoNS programme. Read more …

 

Burdett Trust Nursing Awards 2018

The nomination process for the Burdett Trust Awards 2018 is now open. Awards will be made to nurse-led teams that demonstrate a commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care within seven categories, each one chosen to reflect and celebrate key funding programmes run by the Trust over the last fifteen years

  • ‘Who Cares Wins’ Award
  • ‘Delivering Dignity’ Award
  • Mental Health Nursing Award
  • Young People’s Health Award
  • Men’s Health Award
  • Maternal Health Award
  • Global Health Impacts Award

More information is available on the website.

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FoNS News: events, blogs and more

06 September 2017

Blog

This week we have a blog by Theresa Shaw. As part of her series of blogs celebrating [email protected], her blog is entitled ‘Independence can be important but ultimately partnerships can make us stronger’. Read more …

 

Events

The FoNS events page lists a range of events that we feel may be of interest to Friends and Associates of FoNS. We are able, sometimes, to offer discounts. Events and conferences are a good way to share and network and if you are organising or involved with an event that you feel might be of wider interest, please feel free to contact FoNS for a listing ([email protected]). Here’s a selection of current events:

  • 2017 BANN Conference, 21st - 22nd October, Oxford
  • Measuring, Understanding and Acting on Patient Experience Insight, 18th September, London (Jo Odell is speaking at this event)
  • Delivering Excellence in Recovery Oriented Services in Mental Health, 2nd October, London
  • Enhancing Practice Conference 2018, 22nd - 24th August 2018, Basel, Switzerland

 

Call for abstracts

2018 Royal College of Nursing Education Conference, March 2018, Newcastle

The RCN is looking for submissions from anyone with an interest in nursing education and practice covering the academic and practice settings, who has something innovative to share. RCN members and non-members, nurses and allied health professionals are encouraged to submit as well as those in the public and private sectors. The conference offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere so is ideal for first time through to experienced presenters. Visit the website for more information. Closing date: 23rd October 2017.

 

IPDJ Focus

Using creative methods in practice development to understand and develop compassionate care by Belinda Dewar

The use of creative methods, it is suggested, enabled a deeper understanding about compassion and how this is experienced in practice compared to more traditional methods such as asking questions and sharing results through reports. Being confident in the initiation and facilitation of these methods however requires a degree of courage and confidence.

 

Transforming end of life care using practice development: an arts-informed approach in residential aged care by Joan Yalden, Brendan McCormack, Margaret O’Connor and Sally Hardy

Arts-informed approaches helped release staff creativity in developing new ways to identify ‘interventions to enhance comfort, dignity and supportive relationships between the dying person, their loved ones and others within the residential facility in the final days or hours of life’ (p 5). The result was a chest of drawers – a surprisingly simple artefact to support and embed the new ways of working. 

 

Effective Workplace Culture in Health and Social Care

Everyone working in health or social care is embedded in a workplace culture. What we mean by workplace culture is: ‘the most immediate culture that is experienced and/or perceived by staff, patients, users and other key stakeholders. This is the culture that impacts directly on the delivery of care.

 

Over the last few weeks, Kim Manley, Kate Sanders, Shaun Cardiff and Jonathan Webster have shared a series of blogs that begin to outline their interests in workplace culture.

 

They would like to invite you to read the blogs (via the links below) and then to comment and share your ideas (#ewculture), with the intention of collaborating in the co-creation of new insights into how we recognise, enable and see the impact of effective workplace cultures for patients, staff and the dynamic organisation of health and social care.

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FoNS News: Culture and food

30 August 2017

FoNS Blog

This week, Rachel Bevan, Head of Patient Experience, Public Engagement and Volunteer Service at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks about her experiences of joining the Dignity Defenders to raise awareness of #PJparalysis.

 

Effective Workplace Culture in Health and Social Care

Everyone working in health or social care is embedded in a workplace culture. What we mean by workplace culture is: ‘the most immediate culture that is experienced and/or perceived by staff, patients, users and other key stakeholders. This is the culture that impacts directly on the delivery of care.

 

Over the last few weeks, Kim Manley, Kate Sanders, Shaun Cardiff and Jonathan Webster have shared a series of blogs that begin to outline their interests in workplace culture.

 

They would like to invite you to read the blogs (via the links below) and then to comment and share your ideas (#ewculture), with the intention of collaborating in the co-creation of new insights into how we recognise, enable and see the impact of effective workplace cultures for patients, staff and the dynamic organisation of health and social care.

 

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.

 

Food focus: Project reports

 

Royal College of Nursing Education Conference, Newcastle, March 2018: Call for abstracts

The theme of this year’s conference is – working together through change. The conference aims to demonstrate how challenge can be used to spur creativity and be a springboard to improving standards. The call for abstracts is now live -  closing at midnight on Monday 23rd October 2018. Click here for further information.

 

 

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FoNS News: A catch up

23 August 2017

Nurse Clinics 2017, 20 November 2017, London

Chaired by Dr Richard Hatchett, author of Nurse Led Clinic: Practice Issues, this conference will provide specialist nurses with a valuable opportunity to hear national updates and best practice for:

  • working at advanced practice
  • setting up and running nurse led clinics and services in primary, secondary and community care across a number of specialties

There are sessions designed for those who are looking to improve the effectiveness of or expand existing nurse led clinics and services, and for beginners looking to set up their first clinic; plus a session by FoNS Practice Development Facilitator, Jo Odell, on developing leadership skills.

 

Visit the FoNS website for information about discounts for Friends and Associates of FoNS.

 

Nurse-led services

FoNS has worked with, supported and published a lot of work relating to nurse-led services. So, we have put this all together to save you the searching! Click here to download the pdf.

 

Reminder!

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Scholarships: Closing date: 19th September 2017. Click here for further information about these nursing and allied health professions travel scholarships.

 

Website links:

This week, we have been surveying some of our previous newsletters, checking out the links we’ve highlighted. And we’re pleased to see these sites are still going strong!

 

And more recently:

If you’re not into Twitter, you may have missed – Negotiating the care maze: in poetry from Healthwatch Essex.

 

Are you an LGBT+ informal carer?

Nancy Clark, based at Canterbury Christ Church University, is looking at the current experiences of informal caregivers who identify as being from the LGBT+ community. For the purposes of the study, an informal caregiver is someone who provides unpaid care; looking after a friend, neighbour, colleague, spouse, partner or relative aged 65 or over in a non-professional capacity. There has been limited research within the UK, at this time of changing health and social care provision.

  • Over 18
  • Identify as LGBT +
  • Live in England
  • Currently provide informal care for someone aged 65 or over who lives in England
  • The cared for person may or may not be LGBT.

The online survey runs until 1st November 2017, and can be found here.

 

 

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