Study Day to Encourage the Adoption of NHS Values Amongst Students

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

In May 2013 Wrightington Wigan and Leigh (WWL) NHS Foundation Trust launched its Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Strategy, outlining its vision for this group of staff. Recognising the many challenges that are faced by staff, the ethos behind the strategy is a return to the fundamentals of care to reduce harm to patients.With this in mind, the Trust’s practice education facilitators (PEFs) considered how best to reinforce the fundamental values of nursing with students who access the Trust for practice learning. They developed a study day, which runs twice a year, to help raise awareness of NHS values and behaviours; in order to encourage students to adopt these in their practice and ultimately to enhance the quality of care. A cohort of nursing students, who were on their final placement and preparing for qualification, were chosen as a pilot group, and the PEFs worked closely with the Trust’s head of engagement to create a fun, inspiring and influential patient experience session as part of the in-house final placement programme. This study day was set up as an innovative learning experience which could be replicated for other groups of students and staff and will now be continued for all pre-registration students across the organisation.

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