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our nursing team

Nursing 

We are always looking for talented nurses who want to develop their career and we have many opportunities for nurses at our Trust, both in our inpatient wards and in our community teams.

We want to help you grow your nursing career.

As a nurse at this Trust you will be given the opportunity to grow your nursing career around a development pathway that is unique to you which includes training, clinical practice and personal development. These are core to helping you to manage the challenges as well as positive situations that will arise in your nursing career.

See an example of what a pdf three year development pathway (582 KB) with us could look like.

Watch this short video from Catherine, Deputy Ward Manager.

 

 

Our Nursing Framework

Our nursing vision is linked to our Nursing Framework and has been developed following:

  • Consultation at nursing development days and to the whole of the nursing workforce through the Nursing Bulletin
  • Review of National Nursing Strategies and Framework: Compassion in Practice and Leading Change and Adding Value
  • The Workforce and Organisational Development Strategy provides the Trust overarching approach and the framework tailor’s this for nursing
  • It will be delivered by us

Nursing news

Our nursing staff do amazing work. Here you will find all the latest news, events and achievements from the Trust’s nursing team.

International Nurses’ Day celebrations
 

International Nurses’ Day is about celebrating the incredible difference our nursing staff make to the lives of the people and communities who we serve in south west London. We have nurses working in so many roles across our different services, who all go above and beyond to deliver highly skilled, compassionate care every single day. 

To celebrate International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2022, all of our nurses received a special thank you card from Sharon Spain, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality. Sharon said: “I am incredibly proud to be the Director of Nursing and I'm really, really proud of all of the work and commitment that you have shown over the last year in particular, to our patients and to each other. Happy International Nurses' Day and thank you.” 

“The PNA programme is one of the best things I’ve ever done”

In December 2021, we welcomed Emma Wadey, Deputy Director of Mental Health Nursing at NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) to Springfield Hospital. Emma met staff taking part in the new Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) training programme which NHSEI launched in March 2021, towards the end of the third wave of Covid-19. Continue reading here

Nurse Tafara Inniss wins Rising Star Award! 

Tafara Inniss, a Charge Nurse on our Lotus Assessment Suite, was announced as a Rising Star of 2021 by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as part of their Black History Month celebrations in October 2021. The Rising Star Awards recognise nurses and healthcare support workers from London’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic nursing community who have made an outstanding contribution to the capital’s health and care system.

Tafara was recognised for acting as a role model and educating and mentoring colleagues to create a more inclusive and supportive working environment. Joan Henshaw who nominated Tafara said: “Tafara is a great role model, she is inclusive of others and routinely champions diversity and equality on the unit.”


Trust receives CapitalNurse Quality Mark

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recognises that newly qualified nurses and midwives need support when they start their first role. This support is called preceptorship, a structured period where nurses and midwives are supported by an experienced practitioner to develop their confidence, competence, critical thinking and decision-making skills. In August 2021, we were proud to be awarded the CapitalNurse Quality Mark for our preceptorship programme and the support we offer nurses.

Our programme is designed to support newly registered nurses and nursing associates to make the transition from learner to autonomous practitioner, while developing in confidence and proficiency. The Quality Mark means that we have met the standards required by HEE (Health Education England). Read more about preceptorship here on the HEE website.