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Sustaining and assuring the quality of student nurse mentorship: what are the challenges?

Sustaining and assuring the quality of student nurse mentorship: what are the challenges?

Providing mentorship to student nurses is the cornerstone of the Nursing and Midwifery Council education standards (NMC, 2008), which ensure nurses are fit for practice at the point of registration.

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The objective structured clinical examination

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OSCEs are a useful way to assess competence at pre-registration and postgraduate levels. Students and lecturers should be well prepared to make the most of them

Training HCAs to recognise patient deterioration

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Healthcare assistants have a vital role in recognising patient deterioration, but may lack the relevant skills. A tailored training programme can provide these

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A framework for post-registration development

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A new framework for post-registration professional development in Wales aims to ensure nurses’ training needs are identified at a personal and strategic level

Using simulation to foster patient-centred care

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A trust used simulations based on patient case scenarios to help healthcare cadets learn how to practise patient-centred care and improve communication and teamwork

New review seeks to put patient safety at 'heart' of NHS training

Health Education England has announced that an expert board is to review ways of putting patient safety at the “heart” of how the healthcare workforce is educated and trained.

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Axe job cuts

Plans approved for major reconfiguration of local health education

Controversial plans to restructure a national body responsible for overseeing NHS training have been approved, despite concerns they could dilute nursing expertise and hamper efforts to get the profession’s workforce back on its feet.

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Health visiting academic named Queen’s Nurse

Wendy Wigley has been made a Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

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First commissioning support unit to offer student nurse placements

A commissioning support unit in Yorkshire has become the first in the country to offer placements to student nurses.

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Course to create ‘cadre’ of nurse experts in older patient care

Band 7 and 8 nurses are being invited to apply for an expert training programme, as part of national efforts to improve care for the growing number of older patients seeking treatment from the NHS.

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Skills to ensure success in mentoring and other workplace learning approaches Subscription Required

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