200 new nurses have started work at Nottingham hospitals in the last few weeks!

10th November 2017

Newly graduated staff have joined experienced teams at Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital after completing their training, they are a mix of home-grown talent and others from other parts of the UK who are attracted to Nottingham’s reputation for nursing and care.

NUH has got a lot of specialities which are great for development and learning. The facilities here are brilliant, especially the birth sanctuary. All the midwives are supportive and ready to answer any of your questions.

Mandie Sunderland, the Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, believes a commitment to developing staff and being such a busy and diverse organisation is attractive to those starting on their nursing career.

They are now on a journey to nursing excellence through the Magnet programme and have many different opportunities for development through the Preceptorship Programme and Shared Governance Council.

The new intake will be working across the hospital Divisions, at both Queens Medical Centre and City Campuses.

As part of their new starter induction, new nurses are encouraged to attend a preceptorship development day. The Preceptorship Team offer support, access to training and personalised development pathway for new starters.

The Preceptorship Development day focuses on resilience, assertiveness and compassion. These study days are alongside support within the ward areas by nominated preceptors and clinical educators who support the new starters and assess development through their first year.

The newly qualified professionals are our future workforce and a robust preceptorship programme is essential to their success.