FoNS Patients First Programme now open to applications

Do you have a nursing background? If so, you may be interested in the FoNS Patients First Programme:

"Over the past seven years, 80 nurses-led teams and numerous patients and carers have experienced the benefit of Patients First. Supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, this annual programme has a proven track record of successful innovations and personal development. At a time when the quality of healthcare and nursing practice is under tremendous scrutiny, Patients First offers teams a fantastic opportunity to show how nurses, midwives and health visitors are leading innovation and championing a practice culture where care is the best it can be.

Over a period of 18 months, the Patients First Programme provides:

  • A dedicated experienced Practice Development Facilitator offering direct support in the workplace and via telephone/email
  • Six full day learning and development workshops that will bring together the nurse-led teams to explore and enable the development of effective strategies for changing practice and provide opportunities for networking and sharing
  • Full access to the FoNS Centre for Nursing Innovation
  • Support with report writing, publishing and active dissemination
  • A bursary of up to £5000
  • Possible accreditation at Level 7, 30 credits, on completion of a reflective assignment through the Canterbury Christ Church University (successful applicants who are interested in this should contact FoNS for further information)"

Year 8 of the programme is now open to applications. Closing date: 5pm, 7th September 2016.

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