Inspiration: Building capacity and capability in the out of hospital nursing workforce in North, Central and East London

Inspiration: Building capacity and capability in the out of hospital nursing workforce in North, Central and East London

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Organisation: Health Education North Central East London (HENCEL)

Overview

The aims of my project are to:

  • Support an increase in the capacity and capability for today’s, and the future’s, out of hospital nursing workforce
  • Encourage more newly qualified nurses to choose to work in community and general practice nursing

Brief Summary

I became a Darzi Fellow in Community Nursing in September 2014. I am an independent nurse prescriber, with a background in practice nursing and as a CCG development nurse.

My one year fellowship is in community nursing and is looking at building capacity and capability of the out of hospital nursing workforce. My plan is to do this by reviewing the current status of primary and community care nursing, and by working with the workforce of 13 CCGs, CEPNs, HEIs and other relevant stakeholders, to identify what is needed to meet the needs of the patient population of the future.

My starting point has been to undertake a scoping exercise through North Central and East London to find out as much as I can about the work on community and general practice nursing that is currently underway locally. This will enable us to join up projects where relevant and learn from each other, and specifically enable me to know how to dovetail my project with other projects.

To meet the aims of the project, I plan to deliver:
• recommendations for HENCEL to undertake in order to meet the needs of the workforce now and in the future
• a pathway to support the transition of newly qualified nurses and hospital nurses in to primary and community care

Alongside these projects I undertake the Darzi Fellowship course which will award me with a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership

Area of work

In relation to the four foundations of our declaration, this project aims to:

  • Happy staff with the right skills

Service user involvement?

Patient participation is encouraged where appropriate.

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