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Cumbrian nurses up for national award

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Cumbrian nurses up for national award

Posted on Monday 25th April 2016

An innovative training programme which brings together nurses from hospitals, care homes and the community has been nominated for a national award.

The Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) has been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards for Training and Development.

The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards recognises and rewards outstanding efficiency and improvement by the NHS. The awards also recognise excellent use of resources.

The team will find out if they are award winners in Manchester on May 24th.

The CLIC scheme has trained more than 900 nurses since it started last year and for the
first time brought together registered nurses from hospitals, GP practices, nursing homes and those based in the community.

The project delivered 147 workshops and also helped to create new clinical networks in Cumbria bringing real benefits for patients.

The courses focused on areas identified by nurses where they wanted to access the latest thinking and practice. They were offered the courses for free which were delivered by clinical specialists from a variety of teams here in Cumbria and tutors from the University of Cumbria.

Lead Clinical Nurse Educator Suzanne Beaty from the CLIC team said:

“I am absolutely delighted that Cumbria has been nominated for a HSJ Training and Development Award. A lot of people have worked very hard on this project and I think people have really got a great deal out of this clinical skills training programme.”

The team held a day of celebration on Thursday 14th April with the nurses and teams who had benefited from the training with various presentations including ‘Tommy on Tour’ - one man’s mission to raise awareness of dementia - who highlighted the significant impact that nurses and carers have on patients.

You can find out more about ‘Tommy on Tour’ at: 



Suzanne Beaty added:
“The event was really positive and it was great that so many people were able to come together to celebrate the success of the programme. I very much hope it can continue in the future.”

Lisa Pepper – Community Staff Nurse in Keswick:
“The training really helped to promote best practice within our team and we all found that it had excellent focus. It really improved information sharing within the team and we all helped each other through.

“It’s important to continue the development of clinical skills, especially when moving forward with change. The training was also essential with guidance and advice in regards to legal frameworks. I really hope that this initiative can continue and I look forward to taking part in further courses.”

Phil Hunter – District Nursing Charge Nurse in Barrow-in-Furness:
“The CLIC training is a wonderful thing to have in our organisation. The sessions are led by experts in their fields and the teaching was superb. All the lecturers have presented education that is research based and completely up to date.

“The training has been a major part of preparing our staff to carry out evidence based practice and played a vital role in making sure our work force is properly prepared for their roles within our organisation.”

For more information on the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards visit: https://value.hsj.co.uk/|

Some of the CLIC team at the celebration event.

Posted on Monday 25th April 2016


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