Leadership Programme Launched to Help Nurses in Primary Care
A new career development programme has been launched in an attempt to provide both nurses and other healthcare professionals with necessary managerial and clinical skills.
The programme will take place over a 24 month time period and will be broken down into 16 modules. These modules will cover an array of different topics ranging from ‘soft skills’ and leadership to how to best present and network. In addition to this, essential clinical skills will be taught throughout.
The programme has been set up mainly for registered and newly qualified nurses who want to move into primary care. However, the course will also be available for practitioners working for other care providers in primary care, seeking to equip themselves with the knowledge needed in order to develop outside of their work place.
The programme will be launched in autumn 2017 and will be using a selection of different training methods. These methods will include ‘classroom’ presentations, discussions, workbooks and reflective journals. The programme seeks to support its candidates in the best way possible so in order to do so, it will provide the candidates with protected development with their local mentor which will allow them to put the new skills they have obtained in to practice within a safe learning environment.
Caroline Day, the learning and development director at the group providing the programme, has spoken out and said: “We are very aware and have seen first-hand that having a highly skilled, confident and capable workforce is critical in today’s diverse healthcare market”.
The programme is being launched at a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with demand more than ever. By providing training for practitioners, that will enhance their medical capabilities, it should in turn alleviate some of the stress the NHS is currently under.