Wednesday, 03 May 2023

The Sefton Training Hub Wins Prestigious Student Nursing Times Award

We are pleased to announce The Sefton Training Hub and Edge Hill University have won Partnership of the Year Award at the Student Nursing Times Awards!

Huge congratulations to Maggi, Kim, Jess, the Sefton Training Hub Team and the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine at Edge Hill University for their amazing work on the Aquarium project and the inclusion of learning disability student nurses in Primary Care.

Their work has made a huge impact for both patients and student nurses and we are extremely proud that their hard work on the Aquarium Project has been recognised by the Student Nursing Times Awards!

The Student Nursing Times Awards celebrates the very best in nurse education, recognises and rewards brilliant educational establishments and honours those who are committed to developing new nursing talent as mentors, lecturers and providers of placements. The awards also pays tribute to students who have demonstrated the academic achievement, clinical prowess and personal qualities that will make them brilliant nurses.

Following a rigorous judging process with an independent panel of judges, The Sefton Training Hub (Southport and Formby Health) and Edge Hill University won in recognition of The Aquarium project, the inclusion of learning disability student nurses in Primary Care.

This is what the judges said about The Sefton Training Hub and Edge Hill University’s Partnership: Innovative and successful project with true collaborative partnership working. This project has introduced pre-registration learning disability student nurse placements into primary care settings. This initiative has resulted in the creation of 3 x Learning Disability Practice Nurses Roles - a first within this locality. In addition, the numbers of student placements has increased and the initiative has been expanded to included mental health student placements. 

Maggi Bradley, Clinical Nurse Lead at the Sefton Training Hub commented:

“The Aquarium is the evidence behind all our work and that it represents the different ways in which people learn and receive information. As is true of a person with a learning disability. Hence its relevance. It has been shared across the country and has received interest from As far afield as London and Newcastle.”

Sarah Amin, Sefton Training Hub Manager said:

"Working within the NHS, our doctors, nurses, receptionists are doing and being their very best in a busy, challenging and constrained working environment. Every day. They are an inspiration to the NHS. At Sefton Training Hub, we are lucky to have an inspirational, passionate and charismatic Nurse Development Lead, Maggi Bradley, part of our team. She is a force who will do everything in ensuring there is space for student nurses to learn, develop and flourish within primary care.

"As a mentor, Maggi has reminded us that the basic humanistic touch to a student’s journey across the various nursing specialities makes all the difference. With a team of now qualified nurses and our unbreakable partnership with Edge Hill University, Maggi and team are making sure that Southport & Formby Health and South Sefton are putting the students in "the heart and front of the centre." It inspires us all to keep pushing!

"Congratulations, thank you and well done to Maggi, Kim, Jess, Edge Hill University and Sefton Training Hub team!"

Content provided by Southport and Formby Health.

Published on Wed, 03 May 2023 15:06:09 GMT
Modified on Wed, 03 May 2023 15:06:09 GMT