Meet the Team!

Sharon Crowle -MSc , BSc (hons) RN Clinical Workforce Education Lead & Head of Education and Practice Development James Paget University NHS Foundation Trust

 Head Shot Sharon'I am a Registered Nurse who is passionate about making a difference to our patients and workforce. I am delighted to work with the STP and recognise the real value the Nursing Associate role brings to the workforce, we are committed to working with you, to support you and help develop and advance the roles.

May I wish you all the best with your course and look forward to meeting with you soon'

 

Clodagh Clarry - Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Educator
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‘I am delighted to have recently joined the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as a Clinical Educator to support Trainee Nurse Associates. I have worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of areas, including the Acute setting at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Foundation Trust, and at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust where I worked as a Specialist Nurse within health inclusion.  I am passionate about education and developing learners to realise and achieve their full potential. I am really excited to be supporting Trainee Nurse Associates across the partnership and I look forward to working with you all.’

 

Hayley Maud - TNA Practice Education Administrator

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • ‘Colleagues who usually support me have been moved to another clinical area – can anyone else support me?’

STP Clinical Educators are now offering additional support exclusively to Trainee Nurse Associates (TNA’s) in conjunction with the Clinical Educators and Universities who are already supporting you. They can be contacted via email to arrange any additional support or offer advice: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Norfolk and Waveney email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • ‘Do you recommend any additional learning?’

We recommend that you record everything throughout this experience as it presents lots of unique learning opportunities. Additional support, resources and learning modules specific to COVID19 can be found here:

  • ‘I am concerned my ‘spokes’ have been cancelled and I am worried I can’t meet the requirements of the course’

There has been lots of discussion with Universities, organisations & HEE around how to support you if you feel you are missing any spoke time. Please contact your educational leads directly as clear guidance has been provided around this to your employers.

  • ‘I have received a letter and have been put on a ‘break’ , however, I am keen to get started again soon. When can I resume my learning ?’

Our collective response to the COVID 19 pandemic requires us all to work differently during these unprecedented times and we are keen to ensure we provide you with regular communication, support and clear information about your studies. You will be receiving further clarification about this via individual communications which are due to be released soon. If you have not heard anything at all, please contact your educational leads directly.

  • ‘PPE guidance seems overwhelming - do you have any official guidance on PPE?’

We understand that this can be overwhelming and guidance on PPE has changed; please see the resources section which includes visual guides and videos that provide further clarity around this. Please refer to your individual organisational polices and processes to ensure your practice is aligned to these standards.

  • ‘Why is it taking so long to get PPE ? Staff are very frustrated and feel they are being left at risk of infection’

Distribution of PPE across the NHS is being managed centrally by NHS Supply Chain and the Ministry of Defence. There are controlled quantities available of most items, and stock is now entering the system on a daily basis. All PPE deliveries must be received and prepared for onward distribution across the Trusts/organisations. These items are being sent in controlled quantities but with increasing frequency to avoid unnecessary stockpiling. If you are in need of specific equipment, please make sure that the infection control teams and your local procurement team are aware. This can be raised through management if you are having difficulty with this.

  • ‘Please can you update me on resuscitation changes in relation to COVID19?’

Guidance on resuscitation is updated frequently. For further information in relation to the Resuscitation council UK statements on COVID19 (coronavirus) CPR and Resuscitation please visit the COVID19 resource library & see the NMC/RCN joint statement regarding decisions relating to CPR. Please contact your Resuscitation officer/Educational leads within your organisation to ensure you are aware of your local policy relating to current resuscitation guidance. Please see guidance below as well as the resources on this website.

  • ‘Is it still appropriate to discuss the new ReSPECT (recommended summary plan for emergency care and treatment) with patients amidst the COVID19 epidemic?’

The ReSPECT process is a new approach to encourage people to have an individual plan to try to ensure that they get the right care and treatment in an anticipated future emergency in which they no longer have the capacity to make or express choices. The ReSPECT process provides health and care professionals responding to an emergency with a summary of recommendations to help them to make immediate decisions about that person’s care and treatment. ReSPECT can be complementary to a wider process of advance/anticipatory care planning. We acknowledge that these important discussions are appropriate; however, we recommended that you have these sensitive conversations only with the support of senior colleagues in correlation with new guidance released from the Resuscitation council.

  • ‘I have seen colleagues wearing their uniform in the supermarket – is the uniform policy still applicable during COVID19?’

 

Yes, and uniform policy must be adhered to, particularly during COVID19. Please be reminded that as per Uniform and Dress Code Policy, staff must change (where possible) before and after each shift. Staff must wear clothes or uniform that can be laundered easily at the hottest temperature suitable for the clothing. It is advised to wash clinical uniforms at 60 degrees Celsius. Staff are to wear their ID badge if accessing ‘key worker’ supermarket slots and asked not wear uniform to identify that they are health and social care workers.

  • ‘Do I still report safeguarding concerns in the same way during COVID19? I am aware they are really busy..?’

We are aware that you may notice a disruption in your normal everyday life and that of others – children, adults & families due to this COVID-19 crisis. We are aware that this will impact people in different ways and at differing levels and may result in a rise in abuse. All staff are asked to carry on with safeguarding responsibilities by continuing to recognise those who potentially could be, or are, suffering abuse or neglect by being professionally curious and responding quickly to concerns by reporting them promptly to your Trust/organisational safeguarding team, or/and if appropriate to:

  • Norfolk Country Council – see something, hear something, say something campaign

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/news/2020/04/see-something-hear-something-say-something

  • Multiagency Safeguarding hub

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-and-how-we-work/policy-performance-and-partnerships/partnerships/mash

  • ‘Do I still need to complete incident reportingsuch as ‘Datix’ during COVID19?’

 

During the COVID-19 situation, incidents must still be reported as near to the incident as possible. It is critical that we are still identifying, actioning and learning from incidents, providing assurance to patients, staff and commissioners that care and safety is at the forefront of our services. Please seek support from colleagues if you are unsure how to do this.

  • ‘I have heard that health workers and volunteers can get a permit for free parking – is this available for TNA’s?’

 

Health workers and volunteers can get a new parking permit to make it easier for them to park across Norfolk while helping people during the coronavirus pandemic.  County, city, borough and district councils have joined forces to create the new permits, which will allow free parking on-street and in council-run car parks for key workers and community volunteers helping people across Norfolk.  Outside of Norwich people can apply online for the new COVID-19 Response Permit by providing a photo of their work ID badge or proof they are registered with the NHS scheme, or if they are a community volunteer. In Norwich, organisations can apply to the city council for a key worker permit that is emailed to them for eligible users to print off at home or work. Initially permits will be valid for three months and they can be applied for here:

 
  • ‘Do you recommend any apps/websites to support my mental health?’

The RCN has a dedicated page to offer support for mental health and self care, please visit the page which lists tips and resources and mindfulness videos to help support you.

Please ensure that you look out for regular updates from your organisations and your local Health and wellbeing lead. Please look at the health and wellbeing section on this website which offers further resources and help to support you.

Future TNA training opportunities