College contributes to improving District Nurses professional development

Staff from the Public Health & Primary Care team at Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences have been instrumental in developing training sessions for district nurses across Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

Andrea SurridgeThe series of innovative workshops are being held over the next month as part of a programme to improve professional development and communication for Band 6 district nurses across the health board.

The first workshop was opened by ABMU’s Primary and Community Service Delivery Unit’s Nurse Director, Vicky Warner, and focused on the roles and responsibilities of leading a community caseload. 

The day was a success, with district nurses giving positive feedback from the session: One of the participants said: “It was an excellent session; I enjoyed having time to discuss and reflect on what our job actually entails.”

Andrea Surridge (pictured), Senior Lecturer and Nia Griffin, Lecturer for the District Nursing Pathway at Swansea University both contributed to the development of the workshops. Andrea said: “After meetings between colleagues from the College of Human and Health Sciences, ABMU’s Primary and Community Service Delivery Unit’s Nurse Director and District Nurse Managers, the professional development and communication workshops were devised. The first workshop has already been delivered and we’re looking forward to the continuing success of future workshops.”