Can you spare 15 minutes to complete a questionnaire and improve our understanding of how coronavirus and the lockdown may affect mental health and wellbeing? The survey is open to anyone aged 16 years and over. The project is led by NHS colleagues at Southern Health and has full Health Research Authority approval. Taking part is completely voluntary.
You can take the survey online: bit.ly/PIOC19-3. Please select East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust when completing the survey.
The Cardiology Diagnostic team has received an award of 2 fully funded echocardiographer training places from Health Education England.
This is a testament to the high-quality service provided in the department and the standard of the training done under the echocardiographer lead, Manjula Sreedharan.
On 25/2/2021 Lancaster University hosted an Academic Clinical Symposium for both academic clinical fellows and academic foundation doctors across the North West. The annual event facilitates both networking and the presentation of research as well as talks from inspiring academics about their careers. This year it was held online and presenters delivered their theses via Zoom. A research project currently in its third cycle assessing Wellbeing in Foundation Doctors, led by AFPs Dr Nikhita Handa and Dr Sanjeev Pramanik, supervised by Miss Suzanne Gawne, was awarded first prize at the symposium in the Foundations Doctors Category and as the Overall Symposium Winner. The presentation detailed the ongoing work, born out of the Covid pandemic, to regularly evaluate wellbeing and openly provide a forum for discussion anonymously where foundation doctors at ELHT can highlight wellbeing issues and feed these directly to their foundation team. This was initiated alongside discussions with the ELHT Wellbeing Team. It is hoped this will continue as a method to share information to the foundation leads via foundation representatives. Their aim is to roll this project our regionally with support from Lancaster University and Health Education England as its utility with the large foundation doctor cohort at ELHT has been recognised.
The RCN Foundation has opened its spring round of education and career development grants. These grants aim to support those involved in nursing and midwifery to develop their careers and improve the care they give to patients. Grants can be used to undertake undergraduate degrees, postgraduate qualifications and professional training.
The RCN Foundation is an independent charity, and nursing and midwifery staff do not have to be an RCN member to receive their support. The education grants are for up to £5,000 and open to nurses, nursing associates, midwives and health care support workers who will begin their study between 01 September 2021 and 01 September 2022. Applications close on 31 May 2021. Further information is available on the RCN Foundation website Spring Grants Round Now Open | Royal College of Nursing (rcn.org.uk)
The RCN Foundation Education Grants are available online at https://rcnfoundation.rcn.org.uk/apply-for-funding/educational-grants/rcn-foundation-professional-bursary-scheme
Our recognition and response training has been published by The Academy of fabulous stuff - read here
The event aims:
UCLAN's Sulaymaan Al-majid to ELHT Consultant Asma Sultana "I wanted to say thank you for helping organise this event, you have been a great help! The whole thing went smoothly and students found the event fantastic and to the point. I hope to work with you on more projects in the future, if possible."
Many congratulations to Consultant Radiographer, Joleen Kirsty Eden for receiving confirmation of new title. Joleen has done a huge amount of work for the breast programme for UCLan students.