Burdett Trust for Nursing

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Opportunities for Nurses and Midwives in 2019

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The Burdett Trust is delighted to continue to support and nurture nurses and the nursing industry. Here we have rounded up a selection of opportunities for nurses in 2019, and will update this when we have information of new opportunities. As well as a wealth of free healthcare courses to enable nurses to grow, there are also grants and seminars to take advantage of – and we’ve listed 3 below.

WoW Reasearch Grants

Midwives are invited to apply for the Wellbeing of Women (WoW) research grants for 2019.

Wellbeing of Women is particularly keen to receive applications for research into amniotic fluid embolism, menopause and midwifery, as the charity has designated funds available in these areas.

The organisation is looking for applications for research in basic science, clinical or translational research in the areas of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, including preterm birth, miscarriage and fertility.

Also sought are applications for research into the general wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues such as menopause, incontinence, sexual health, perinatal mental health, menstrual disorder and endometriosis; and gynaecological cancers.

The upper grant award limit is £200,000 in total over one to three years. These awards are open to applicants carrying out their research in the UK or Ireland.

The closing date for applications is 7 February at 1pm.

Full details and forms are available here. 

Learning Disability Nurse Leadership Programme

A scholarship to improve the career of nurses who care for people with learning disabilities.

This leadership programme is fully funded by Health Education England. It offers 20 Learning Disability Nurses bespoke leadership development to become Florence Nightingale Nurses and develop as future leaders of healthcare. we will accept applications from nurses working int he field of Learning Disability in the NHS or NHS commissioned services across England.Applications are open from 8th January 2019 and closes on 1st February 2019 via a simple online application form below. We expect applicants to reflect the diversity and represent the breadth of organisations in England.

  1. Apply completing Application form, Nomination Form plus upload of NMC details and recent photo by 1st February
  2. Shortlisting
  3. Interviews to be held on 18th February
  4. Notification of Results – 22nd February

Apply online here

Nursing management and leadership seminar

When: 18 Jan 2019

Where: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0RN

At the nursing management and leadership seminar you will have the opportunity to:

• Reflect on your style and impact as a leader and,
• The value you add by being skilled in critical conversations
• Consider the link between effective leadership and patient experience and outcomes
• Learn some practical (and immediately applicable) techniques for giving really effective feedback to team members and colleagues
• Capture your learning for your NMC revalidation portfolio
• Contribute to your personal development planning for professional clinical leadership

 

More information and tickets here


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

Find us online: www.btfn.org.uk

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Burdett Trusts Funds 150 Leaders for Further Three Years

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The Burdett Trust is delighted to be funding the 150 Leaders programme in partnership with the Council of Deans for a further three years.

The 150 Years project fosters student leadership by bringing 150 students together from across the United Kingdom.

Leadership development is particularly relevant to healthcare students in the UK. These students are being educated between theory and practice and thus get exposed from a very early stage in their studies to the environment they will operate in as future healthcare professionals. Some of them are mature students, which means they would have had professional or personal leadership experience before joining their programme. Students come from very diverse socio-economic backgrounds, which helps them embrace diversity and openness in their leadership.

In line with the approach to fostering student leadership through the method of co-creation, the Council of Deans of Health and the Burdett Trust for Nursing worked in partnership to develop the first ever UK-wide student leadership programme targeted at healthcare students from a variety of disciplines. The Student Leadership Programme offers innovative ways for developing leadership in future healthcare professionals. Targeted at 150 students of nursing, midwifery and allied health professional courses across the UK, the programme offers exposure to leadership development through role modelling, reflection, networking and mentoring.

Professor Nigel Harrison, the Council of Deans Education Impact Lead said:

I feel very fortunate to have been involved with the Student Leadership Programme from its inception. In 2016, I was elected as the lead for the Council of Deans of Health’s Education Impact portfolio and, a few months later, supported the staff team with its initial grant proposal to the Burdett Trust for Nursing. I was thrilled when the Burdett Trust offered the Council two years of funding. However, I did not envisage how successful the Student Leadership Programme would become. The Student Leadership Programme acts as a testament to what can be achieved by implementing what students told us they wanted and needed in a leadership programme which was captured in a national student survey undertaken by the Council.

Read the full report from the Council of Deans here


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

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Burdett Trust supports Perinatal Positivity Film

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The Burdett Trust for Nursing is proud to support the Perinatal Positivity short film.

Perinatal Positivity uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. The team behind Perinatal Positivity hopes it will help women emotionally prepare and find support. There is also a subtitled version of the film available to watch.

In 2016 Emma Lazenby, director of ForMed Films CIC, first met consultant obstetrician Rachel Liebling. Through her work at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol, Rachel had experienced a need for education around perinatal mental health. Emma and Rachel decided to work together on Perinatal Positivity, a project to show families-to-be and health professionals the reality of perinatal mental health issues, but also that recovery is possible.

Since those first conversations Emma has worked with numerous parents, health professionals and charities. ‘Ultimately, our hope is that these stories will help families to be more aware, to keep talking, to look after each other, to know they are normal and to find help as soon as possible.’

Find out more and watch the short film here


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

Find us online: www.btfn.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/burdetttrust

Twitter: @burdetttrust


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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) goes from strength to strength

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In 2014, the charity Anthony Nolan, with funding from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, set up a programme to fund clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) who support people who have had a blood stem cell transplant.

What does an Anthony Nolan post-transplant CNS do?

As experienced healthcare professionals, each Anthony Nolan CNS has expert knowledge of the unique needs of these patients and they are in the ideal position to be able to provide comprehensive care. They address the medical needs of the patients they are supporting, as well as their emotional and psychological wellbeing.

Although the nurses broadly undertake similar roles, we believe that for our clinical programme to be truly effective, the role of each CNS should be tailored to meet the specific needs of the patients at the transplant centres where they are based, as well as focusing on the areas of care in which existing staff feel they are currently lacking resources.

Why are they needed?

Anthony Nolan researched the provision of post-transplant care across the UK and found that not all post-transplant patients have a dedicated, named CNS. This gap in service provision has a detrimental impact on a patient’s quality of life and their ability to recover successfully.

Given the potential severity of the physical and psychological implications of transplantation, patients need to be offered comprehensive care that is co-ordinated by transplant specialists and that should ensure patients can rapidly access high-quality services to fully meet their care needs.

How is the programme performing?

Senior Philanthropy Manager Anaily Castellanos​ says:

“The CNS programme has gone from strength to strength.

To date, nine Anthony Nolan nurses have been introduced to transplant centres across the country, providing life-affirming support for post-transplant patients. This would not have been possible without the Trust and we are incredibly grateful for your support.”


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

Find us online: www.btfn.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/burdetttrust

Twitter: @burdetttrust

 

 


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Highlights from The Burdett Trust Nursing Symposium 2018

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Shirley Baines, Chief Executive of The Burdett Trust for Nursing welcoming delegates.

On September 17th, The Burdett Trust welcomed attendees to our 2018 Strengthening Nurse Leadership & Training Symposium.

The conference heard from health professionals who are working to break new ground in this area with the help of grants from The Burdett Trust for Nursing.

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Presenters included Karen Stansfield, who is working with iHV training, whereby a group of health visitors and school nurses have received cognitive behaviour therapy as part of an innovative leadership project designed to combat feelings of self-doubt.

Gail Wilson, deputy clinical director and head of education at St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth, also presented on how they are enabling nurse leaders to develop “informal networks” made up of a patient’s family, friends and neighbours to help them receive the care they need at home. The charity carried out a study involving six terminally ill patients assigned to its crisis team.

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Catherine Gamble and Kiran Jnagal from South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust presented their dedicated leadership programme for its black and minority ethnic (BME) nursing workforce in partnership with Kingston University.

Other presenters included Karen Cleaver, head of family care and mental health faculty of education and health at the University of Greenwich, who leading on a research project around retention of nurses in their later careers, as well as Gemma Stacey and Aimee Aubeeluck from the University of Nottingham, and Jane Wray from the University of Hull, who are leading on projects around newly qualified nurse retention.

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An extract from the presentation given by Gemma Stacey & Dr. Aimee Aubeeluck


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

Find us online: www.btfn.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/burdetttrust

Twitter: @burdetttrust

 


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150 Leaders to Continue in Partnership with Council of Deans Health

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The Burdett Trust for Nursing is delighted to confirm that the 150 Leaders project, which is a Student Leadership programme, will continue in partnership with Council of Deans for a further three years.

The Student Leadership Programme aims to promote and develop leadership skills among the future nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce by working with first and second year pre-registration students. Using information from a student survey and the input of students on the project advisory group the programme has been co-designed with students to ensure it focuses on areas not covered in current pre-registration curricula.

Following a two-day residential programme including workshops, scenario-building activities and self-reflection exercises, participants will go on to be mentored by a leader from within the health and higher education sectors and form an online community to support their future leadership journey.

The programme is for individuals who aspire to lead and make a difference who are currently enrolled in the first or second year of their studies or are a first year pre-registration postgraduate student in nursing, midwifery or one of the Allied Health Professions.

The Burdett Trust subsidises participation costs for the programme through the award of a grant, meaning there is no charge to the 90 individuals selected to participate.

Abigail Spragg, who was a Student Leadership Programme member in 2017, had the following to say about the programme:

I cannot thank the Council of Deans and the Burdett Trust for providing students with this experience. It has been invaluable and precious to me and I know so many others feel the same. I hope in the future the student leadership programme can be adapted and shaped to be a part of every healthcare students journey, as I know so many others would benefit from what the incredible programme has to offer.


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

Find us online: www.btfn.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/burdetttrust

Twitter: @burdetttrust


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Wellbeing of Women Research Training Fellowships Open for Applications

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Wellbeing of Women, a Burdett Trust grant recipient, has recently announced the opening of their 2019 Research Training Fellowships.

Research Training Fellowships (RTF) encourage medical graduates to pursue a career in academic medicine. Research can be in basic science, clinical, or translational research including explanatory and feasibility studies in one of the following three areas:

  • Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period
  • Gynaecological cancers
  • General wellbeing surrounding women’s health issues

Wellbeing of Women will award to medical graduates pursuing a career in obstetrics, gynaecology or focused on women’s reproductive health.

The Wellbeing of Women website states the following with regards to the funding:

Fellowships are awarded for up to three years and cover the cost of a full-time salary up to Specialty Registrar grade (or equivalent), consistent with current NHS or academic scales. Registration fees for a higher degree and reasonable research expenses may be allowed and should be specified in the application. The upper limit of this award is £250,000. The research must be undertaken in the UK or Ireland.

Research Training Fellows will normally be expected to enrol for a higher degree. A Fellowship will only be awarded to an applicant who has been accepted for a place in a department with established expertise in the specified field. Candidates must provide evidence of previous interest and training in research methodology. Both the training and research project must be capable of being brought to a conclusion within the duration of the Fellowship. Applications may be made for the financial support of work already in progress, or for a new project, provided a substantial element of training is provided during the course of the work.

The application form and guidelines will be available this Tuesday, 17 July from here.

 


The Burdett Trust for Nursing was established in 2002 with the aim of making charitable grants to support the nursing contribution to healthcare. The Trustees target their grants at projects that are nurse-led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. The Trustees regularly review their grant-making policies and procedures to ensure that their grants achieve positive outcomes for patients, nursing and healthcare practice.

Find us online: www.btfn.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/burdetttrust

Twitter: @burdetttrust