A two-day development session for mental health and learning disability charge nurses was held at Carseview last week.
NHS Tayside has doubled the number of charge nurses working across mental health and learning disability wards. This event was the first time they have all come together to receive training and development specific to their role.
The charge nurses were joined on the second day for an informal meeting with Nurse Director Gillian Costello.
Some of the evaluation feedback received from the charge nurses included:
“This has been very beneficial for me, really enjoyed the two days and feel more confident than I did.”
“Feel valued, listened to and invested in. Excited and motivated for the future.”
“Feel part of an important group of practitioners. Safe and secure setting for sharing thoughts, ideas and views.”
Associate Nurse Director for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Keith Russell said, “This increase in the number of charge nurses represents a major development for nursing leadership within our inpatient wards and I was hugely impressed by the enthusiasm, drive and commitment of all who attended the event. I am confident they will make a significant impact both as individuals and as a collective group.”