Category Archive Campaigns

Bynhspbank

Shelley Biles wins Bank Worker of the Month for June

Shelley, Admin and Clerical Worker at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, was one of June’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Shelley following the award to congratulate her and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Shelley Biles

1)How did you get into your current area of work?

I have been in this role for 6 years now. I formerly worked as a substantive staff member but I then left the trust and came back as a Bank worker.

2)What does your typical day at work consist of?

A&E – it is extremely busy!

3)What do you love most about your job?

How supportive my team is and the team spirit they have.

4)How would your colleagues describe you?

Hardworking, supportive and reliable

5)What’s your proudest moment achievement to date?

This Bank Worker of the Month NHSP Award

6) What is the most challenging part of your role?

Dealing with demanding people everyday

7)What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?

Everyone gets along really well and are all really supportive of one another. Everyone respects each other and work together as a team

8) What do you usually do on your days off?

I sleep, go shopping and spend time with my friends and family.

The Bank Worker Of The Month award acknowledges Bank Workers who have gone above and beyond what is required in their everyday duties.
There is an award for four categories; Care Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse, Registered Nurse and Admin & Clerical.
To win this award, the workers must fulfil the following criteria:
• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is completed by the Ward Manager at the end of each shift.
• Not cancel any shifts for that month.
• Fill the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
A huge well done to Tom and all the other winners for January! Thank you to all of our Bank Members for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.

Bynhspbank

Carlito Caluya wins Bank Worker of the Month for May

Carlito, Care Support Worker at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, was one of May’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Carlito following the award to congratulate him and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Carlito Caluya

1)How did you get into your current area of work?

I transferred to Redstone House from another location in the Trust.

2)What does your typical day at work consist of?

There is definitely no typical day, it varies from shift to shift.

3)What do you love most about your job?

Looking after out clients.

4)How would your colleagues describe you?

Very helpful, a great team member.

5)What’s your proudest moment achievement to date?

I looked after a client who was in hospital for 2 months, he trusted me and would only respond to me.

 

6)What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?

Flexibility and pay. It has enabled me to return to working at Redstone House where I worked for 32 years before retiring.

7) What do you usually do on your days off?

I like gardening.

The Bank Worker Of The Month award acknowledges Bank Workers who have gone above and beyond what is required in their everyday duties.
There is an award for four categories; Care Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse, Registered Nurse and Admin & Clerical.
To win this award, the workers must fulfil the following criteria:
• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is completed by the Ward Manager at the end of each shift.
• Not cancel any shifts for that month.
• Fill the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
A huge well done to Tom and all the other winners for January! Thank you to all of our Bank Members for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.

Bynhspbank

Nayara De Sousa Ferreira wins Bank Worker of the Month for April

Nayara, Specialist Nurse at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, was one of April’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Nayara following the award to congratulate her and find out more about her day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Nayara

1)How did you get into your current area of work?

I always wanted to work in healthcare and graduated in Spain, then I was offered the chance to come and work in the UK for the NHS, and it was a good opportunity.

2)What does your typical day at work consist of?

I normally either work in A&E or AMU so it’s a very fast paced environment, no two days are the same, the only thing that remains consistent is medicating patients.

3)What do you love most about your job?

After treating patients, when they get better you know you have contributed to helping them. Sometimes patients come back in to personally thank you for helping them, it’s very rewarding.

4)How would your colleagues describe you in three words?

Flexible, hardworking and reliable

5)What’s your proudest moment achievement to date?

We had a lady who had an ulcer on her leg and they were talking about having to amputate, but we worked hard to treat it and it no longer required amputation.

6)What’s the most challenging part of your role?

Juggling what needs to be done and what the patients need/want, we always have a very demanding patient or patients family,  we need to make sure everyone feels well looked after.

7)What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?

Flexibility and there is always a good choice of shifts.

 

8) What do you usually do on your days off?

I like being outside, I always go on walks, or sunbathing when its sunny like today!

The Bank Worker Of The Month award acknowledges Bank Workers who have gone above and beyond what is required in their everyday duties.
There is an award for four categories; Care Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse, Registered Nurse and Admin & Clerical.
To win this award, the workers must fulfil the following criteria:
• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is completed by the Ward Manager at the end of each shift.
• Not cancel any shifts for that month.
• Fill the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
A huge well done to Tom and all the other winners for January! Thank you to all of our Bank Members for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.

Bynhspbank

Charles Willimott wins Bank Worker of the Month for April

Charles Willimott, Admin and Clerical worker at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS  Trust, was one of April’s Bank Worker Of The Month winners. We met Charles following the award to congratulate him and find out more about his day to day role and experiences working for NHS Professionals.

Charles Willimott

1)How did you get into your current area of work?

Through word of mouth.

2)What does your typical day at work consist of?

Collecting and writing up case-notes.

3)What do you love most about your job?

The people here.

4)How would your colleagues describe you in three words?

Hardworking, fun and cheeky.

5)What’s your proudest moment achievement to date?

Winning Bank Worker of the Month.

6)What’s the most challenging part of your role?

Collecting notes.

7)What’s the best thing about working for NHSP?

Flexible hours

 

8) What do you usually do on your days off?

See my friends and exercise.

The Bank Worker Of The Month award acknowledges Bank Workers who have gone above and beyond what is required in their everyday duties.
There is an award for four categories; Care Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant, Specialist Nurse, Registered Nurse and Admin & Clerical.
To win this award, the workers must fulfil the following criteria:
• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five of the sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is completed by the Ward Manager at the end of each shift.
• Not cancel any shifts for that month.
• Fill the highest number of shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
A huge well done to Tom and all the other winners for January! Thank you to all of our Bank Members for ensuring that patients receive the best care possible, and for being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.

Bynhspbank

From Research to Scholarships & Back Again

Hello everyone, I’m Claire Whitehouse (nee Gibbs) (@ClaireW_UK) and I’m delighted to have been asked to write a series of blogs for NHS Professionals. For this, my first blog of three, I would like to set the scene with some background…

Professional role

I am Lead Nurse for Research at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) (@JamesPagetNHS / @JPUHResearch) and have been in post for four years, supporting staff & patients, and with a focus on developing and expanding our team. The aim has been taking on more studies in order to offer patients more opportunities to participate or be involved in research. I lead the clinical delivery side of the research and development team which includes nurses, midwives, AHPs, non-clinical support assistants and administrators, as well as supporting other multi-disciplinary professionals across the Trust.

Team photo (2)

I am an NIHR GCP facilitator and regularly teach across Clinical Research Network: Eastern including being a core steering group member on the flagship Advanced Research in Practice course. I instigated the design of a Research Programme within JPUH, which we believe is the only of its kind in the UK.

Please see the JPUH Research Programme Poster here.

At JPUH, we are running 112 studies across numerous disease areas; these are a mixture of interventional, observational, commercial, academic and student studies. We are currently looking to offer research in areas which have previously been research inactive, with a view that all patients will be offered the opportunity to participate in research should they meet the study criteria.

I am also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University (@OBU_nursing) where I teach distance learning multi-disciplinary courses, & focus on evidence based practice and advanced research design modules.

Link with NHS Professionals

I was awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation (@FNightingaleF) Research Scholarship in 2014 which was kindly funded through NHS Professionals. The FNF support a number of scholarships which are open via annual application to nurses, midwives and AHPs. Full details can be viewed here http://www.florence-nightingale-foundation.org.uk/content/page/1/

Scholarship

The research scholarship funded my MSc Nursing studies dissertation. I was absolutely delighted as this meant I was able to complete my course. My entire MSc was funded through a number of scholarships & this is something I am very proud of; scholarships are out there if you are willing to a) look for them and b) put yourself outside of your comfort zone. I would not have been able to self-fund the course, therefore without the support from FNF and NHS Professionals I would not be sitting here today with those three small letters after my name. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank NHS Professionals, the support you have given me is invaluable. Following this, I was promoted from Senior Clinical Research Nurse to Lead Nurse for Research at JPUH.

You can see my Research Scholarship poster here: Research Scholarships poster 2014

SNERP

“Student nurses experience of research whilst on clinical placement” was the title of my primary research, multi-centre, qualitative research dissertation study and involved interviewing pre-registration nursing students about their experiences of research whilst on their placements.  The results were assessed using thematic analysis and five main themes emerged; visibility, mentor influence, University, Placement culture and student mind-set. To view a poster of the results please see below. Suggestions provided by the students involved were taken back to the NHS Trusts and the University – the majority of these have been implemented already which is fantastic.

Please see my dissertation poster here: SNERP poster 2016

#WhyWeDoResearch

I created #whywedoresearch in 2014 as a Christmas campaign to raise awareness of research within our local area using social media, specifically twitter, as the platform for engagement. Within four days it had reached a National level and (having decided to continue the campaign) within four weeks it was global having reached Australia and Canada. The premise is simple; you write the reason you do research onto a piece of paper then take a photo holding your placard. You then upload to twitter using #whywedoresearch in the tweet text. The photograph below was one taken at this year’s Cancer Research UK Pretty Muddy event (I’m on the left).

Claire and Gemma Pretty Muddy 2016 (2)

Since its inception, #whywedoresearch is now in 22 countries world-wide, has >80 MILLION impressions, 34 local ambassadors and >6,000 separate accounts involved. It was also a top eight finalist in the Nursing Times Awards Clinical Research Nursing category 2015 (from 74 entries). The campaign is run entirely voluntarily & now has seven collaborators globally who help to steer the campaign direction. To find out more about the campaign please visit our website www.whywedoresearch.weebly.com and watch our official campaign video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxo7crRzrA

As part of International Clinical Trials Day 2016 (20th May) we hosted the world’s first ever “tweetfest” – a week long schedule of tweetchats hosted across the world continuing the campaign’s vision of raising research awareness and opportunities to patients, public and staff.

My second blog for this series will provide a review of the #whywedoresearch tweetfest and follow some of my patient visits. In the meantime, have a wonderful month.