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Neurosciences education working group shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

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For three years, OUH staff had to travel to other areas to undertake specialist Neurosciences training courses.

In response, staff from our Neurosciences Directorate developed an in-house Postgraduate Certificate of Advanced Neuroscience Care and Rehabilitation, in conjunction with the University of Northampton.

The aim was to develop sustainable, financially viable education and training, to prepare staff to deliver safe and excellent care. The course was developed using 'shared governance', meaning the needs and opinions of staff were incorporated into its design.

The course is multidisciplinary, and will take students from nursing and allied health professional backgrounds.

Oxford University Hospitals is leading the way in this area, and the team involved is now among 12 trusts to be shortlisted in the Team of the Year category for the Nursing Times Awards 2017.

In a message from the Nursing Times, the team was told that: "Judges had a tough job scoring and have commended the high quality of entries this year so to be shortlisted is a fantastic achievement!"

Picture: part of the working group (left to right): Ariel Lanada, Divisional Education Lead: Racheal Marsden, MND Advanced Nurse Practitioner; Fiona Creed, Trust Accreditation Lead; Kat Cane, Education and Development Lead and Programme Lead for the course; Simon Lovett, Clinical Specialist Therapist; Mary Quirke, Neuromuscular Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Mary Sunderland, Clinical Nurse Manager, Neurosciences.