Pioneering the Future of
AN innovative partnership between local
NHS Trusts and the University of Chester is set to create a new support role for
nurses across Cheshire and Wirral.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) has successfully led
a local partnership bid to be selected by Health Education England (HEE) as 1 of
only 11 pilot sites across England to pioneer the new nursing associate role.
In announcing the successful bids today, HEE described the partnership as "experienced",
providing "Nursing Associates across the acute, community and primary care
for urban, rural and coastal communities, with a strong emphasis on learning
disabilities and mental health services."
Avril Devaney, CWP director of nursing, therapies and patient partnerships,
explains:- "We are absolutely delighted that our partnership has been
selected to pioneer the new Nursing Associate role for healthcare in England.
Our bid focussed on delivering person centred care, ensuring people and their
families who access services are treated as individuals and that their personal
needs and preferences about their care are taken into consideration. I'd like to
thank everyone who worked on the bid for their commitment and innovative ideas."
Professor Lisa Bayliss Pratt, Director of Nursing and Deputy Director of
Education and Quality, HEE, said:- "I am delighted with the high level of
interest and the quality of the applications received. It shows that there is a
real appetite for helping to deliver this new role which we believe can provide
a real benefit to the nursing and care workforce across a range of settings and
play a key role in the delivery of patient care with safety at its heart."
Professor Annette McIntosh Scott, Executive Dean of the University of Chester's
Faculty of Health and Social Care, said:- "This is fantastic news and we
are proud that the partnership has been selected to provide this new training
and we look forward to welcoming the new cohort of Nursing Associates."
The role will help bridge the gap between health and care support workers, who
have a care certificate, and graduate registered nurses and offers opportunities
for health care assistants to progress into nursing roles. Recruitment for the
new Nursing Associates will start imminently with the successful candidates
taking up posts early in 2017.
Get it Loud at Central
LIVERPOOL'S Central Library will be
centre stage for 3 live music acts; in October 2016, with 2 of the performances
already sold out.
It is part of the Get it Loud in Libraries festival, an award winning project
delivering wow factor gigs in libraries across the North West.
On Sunday, 16 October 2016, London based 3 piece 'Magnetic North' will be performing
a sell out show at 8pm. The group will be performing tracks from their new
concept album:- 'Prospect' of Skelmersdale. They will be supported by Liverpool
screenwriter and children's novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce, who will be reflecting
on his memories of the new Town, which was built in the 1960's.
On Sunday, 23 October 2016, American singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer, who rose to
prominence with the Dresden Dolls; will perform to a full house.
Tickets are still available for a gig, on Saturday, 29 October 2016, by acoustic
and electronic music composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith. Her music
has been performed everywhere from the BBC Last Night of the Proms to PRADA and Fendi
fashion campaigns, numerous films, installations and documentaries, pop
festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide and broadcast on BBC
Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music.
Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy
Simon, said:- "Get it Loud in Libraries is a chance to see music being
performed in a location where you wouldn't normally expect to see it. It
is fantastic to see our venues being used for some great and unusual events and
performances. Liverpool has a long and successful musical history so our venues
are ideal platforms for new musicians wanting to showcase their talents."
Recent performances at Central Library as part of Get it Loud in Libraries have
included Grammy award nominated alternative rock band Wolf Alice and folk
songwriter Frank Turner.
The shows increase access for new users, strengthen the cultural capaCity of the
library and allow young people to develop new digital skills working with the
artists on stage. Digital skills and media training workshops will be held for
young people between the ages 14 and 25 before each gig.
For more information upcoming gigs, tickets and workshops, visit