The trust held its first core skills development day for registered nurses.
The day at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust included self-assessment, lectures, question and answer sessions with an expert panel and interactive skills stations.
The development days were organised and run by the trust’s assistant director of nursing Emma Roberts, who said: “We have started running these development days as a way of continuously developing our nursing staff.
“It gives them the opportunity to learn new skills and share good practice amongst each other. The day was a success and was well attended; we will be holding them on a monthly basis and look forward to having more nurses attend.”
Around 40 nurses went to the development day, one of which said: “It was a really useful and informative study day, really enjoyed it”
“I enjoyed having the opportunity to do some practical skills and learning how I can improve on my techniques. The question and answer sessions gave us the opportunity to ask the experts things we may not learn about on a regular basis. “
The trust has many exciting opportunities for nurses at all stages of their career, offering a full range of acute hospital services as well as in the community.
The trust now has a generic application form process – nurses only have one interview in one of the trust’s recruitment centres to ensure they are given the best possible opportunity to develop their nursing careers.