Following an approach from Senior Management (NHSGG&C) Margaret has been facilitating a number of educational sessions for Community Support Workers (CSW).
As part of our wider Clinical Academic Career developments and Clinical linking these sessions involved some clinical teaching of clinical skills such as taking and recording electronic Blood pressure and manual pulse.
"Service gives so much to our students in clinical settings and here in the University and this is part of us giving something in return," said Margaret.
The sessions, supported by clinical staff were delivered in their own locality and evaluated well:
Participants indicate that the sessions were "Very informative" "Clear and simple, easy to follow"
The Mental Health Nursing Team at GCU know the importance of developing clear links between themselves and Service and wish to support development opportunities for all grades of staff.
"We want to work with practice rather than working in silos. This is work that we can take into the classroom with our students who now don't see us as being remote from practice. It enhances our credibility," Margaret added.