Cohort of new nurses start work in Lincolnshire hospitals

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has employed 70 newly qualified nurses to work in hospitals across the county.

The new nurses recently graduated from universities in Lincoln, Nottingham, De Montfort, Sheffield Hallam, Hull and Leeds.

They have been employed as part of ULHT recruitment and annual intake of newly qualified nurses.

They have finished a two day induction programme to learn about working for the Trust and the values they have to uphold, like treating patients with compassion, dignity and respect, plus a three day preceptorship induction programme.

Preceptorship helps with the transition from student nurse to registered practitioner, and offers a programme of learning.

Liz Ball, Deputy Chief Nurse at ULHT said: “It’s really crucial for us that we provide all the help and guidance that our newly qualified nurses need before they start work on the wards.

“It’s a great way to ensure our new starters feel supported but also understand what is expected of them as a member of this Trust.”

Pauleen Pratt, Acting Chief Nurse for ULHT, added: “I have been delighted to meet the newly qualified nurses as they start their careers with us here at ULHT. We are committed to supporting and developing these new nurses as they are a key part of our journey out of special measures.

“I have already seen examples of excellent compassion in care by the new nurses and we will continue to support all our nursing staff to ensure we deliver care of the highest quality to our patients.

“These new nurses will help us to build on the excellent improvements in care we have already made at a time when patients are being admitted with multiple conditions and complex needs.

“We believe that by supporting our clinical staff through robust induction and ongoing training we will continue to drive improvements. This will enable us to ensure we always deliver compassionate, high quality care and meet the individual needs of our patients.”