Posted by Tony Flynn on 25th May 2010 at 02:35 PM
Outstanding ratings for Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust
Nursing placements at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have received ‘outstanding’ ratings in a report published last month (28 April) following an inspection by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is a practice learning partner for the University of Salford. Nursing students from Salford University attend placements at the Trust as part of their training before they are qualified and registered with the NMC.
Professional regulatory body, the NMC, awarded Salford University’s School of Nursing & Midwifery one ‘outstanding’ and four ‘good’ ratings for the programmes reviewed. This will push the University of Salford into the top group of Schools of Nursing and Midwifery nationally.
The Annual Quality Assurance Monitoring visit to review pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes gave high ratings in areas including admissions and progression of students, resources, practice learning, fitness for practice and quality assurance.
Practice learning nursing placements held at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust were rated ‘good’ with the NMC commenting that the dedication of Practice Education Facilitators from the Trust was to be commended.
On 13 April 2010, the review took place in a number of clinical services ran by the Trust that take nursing students on placements.
The services reviewed were:
Kenyon Ward, Woodlands Hospital, Salford, an inpatient mental health facility for men mainly aged over 65 years with dementia
Apollo Ward, Chapman-Barker unit, Prestwich, an alcohol and drug treatment facility
McGuinness unit, Prestwich, a young person’s mental health inpatient facility
Buttermere ward, Edenfield Centre, Prestwich, a women’s mental health medium secure ward
K1 and K2 wards, Royal Bolton Hospital, acute admissions mixed-sex mental health wards
Commenting on the results, Cath Moran, Director of Operations and Nursing, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust said: “NMC reviews ensure that nursing and midwifery education meets consistently high standards in order to safeguard the health and well being of the public. The results demonstrate our commitment to training nurses of the future.
“I am delighted with the results as equipping student nurses with the skills to deliver the best care for NHS patients has never been more important. Clinical work placements like ours provide student nurses with valuable experience that will prepare them for the real world of nursing.”
Source: Greater Manchester West NHS.
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