Nurses at DispensaryNurses, midwives and health visitors are being encouraged to apply for a bursary grant, worth up to £5,000.

Over the past seven years, 80 nurses-led teams and numerous patients and carers have experienced the benefits of Patients First.

Supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, this programme has a proven track record of successful innovations and personal development. At a time when the quality of healthcare and nursing practice is under tremendous scrutiny, Patients First offers teams in any health and social care setting across the UK, a fantastic opportunity to show how nurses, midwives and health visitors are leading innovation and championing a practice culture where care is the best it can be.

Over a period of 18 months, the Patients First Programme provides:

  • A dedicated experienced Practice Development Facilitator offering direct support in the workplace and via telephone/email
  • Six full day learning and development workshops that will bring together the nurse-led teams to explore and enable the development of effective strategies for changing practice and provide opportunities for networking and sharing
  • A bursary of up to £5000

Year 8 of the programme is now open to applications. More information and application documents are available on the Foundation of Nursing Studies website.
Closing date: 5pm, 7th September 2016.