University Hospitals of Derby and Burton has been shortlisted for three prestigious awards in this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards.
The Trust is in the running for Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year for the work that has been put into bridging the gap between theory and practice, while the other two awards that UHDB has been shortlisted for are Student Placement of the Year: Hospital and Student Experience for the Practice Learning Support Unit (PLSU).
Lisa Haywood, Chief Nursing Fellow at UHDB, said: “We’re so proud to have been shortlisted for three awards, including the Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year. To get through the shortlisting process is such an achievement, and this further enhances UHDB’s reputation for training student nurses and nursing associates.
“We’ve worked really hard with the students since January 2017 to help them apply what they’re taught at university and relate it to real-life patients. So when they learn about problems affecting the heart, for example, and we show them how this can affect the patient, their care and wellbeing.”
The scheme at the Trust is unique in that it offers student nurses and nursing associates a very practical approach to learning and training and has seen Lisa and her team encouraged to fill out a shortlisting application for the Nursing Times Awards, which take place later on this year.
Lisa added: “We haven’t filled out the forms just yet, but we have been told to apply for the awards as we have got such a strong bid, so hopefully there can be more success later on this year.”
Cathy Winfield, Executive Chief Nurse, said: “It’s fantastic to see the Trust shortlisted for three awards, and huge congratulations go to everyone whose hard work has been recognised in making the shortlists. Supporting our student nurses is a real priority at UHDB and a great way to ensure that we have a supply of qualified nurses for the future and I am delighted to see that our work has been recognised in this way.”
The ceremony will take place on 26 April 2019 at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.