The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) is delighted to partner with the NHS to extend access to FNF’s programme, Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service.
FNF launched the Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service at the start of the pandemic in April 2020 to offer frontline nurses and midwives additional emotional wellbeing support and the opportunity to reflect on their experiences.
The demand for the service has grown ever since it was launched and has to date reached over 1700 participants.
The 240 fully funded places provide a safe and confidential space for nurses and midwives to come together.
Groups of up to six nurses and midwives work with a trained specialist during a three hour co-consulting session, where they learn to develop vital skills to support themselves and their colleagues.
Sessions are available for all levels of nurses and midwives, including senior and director levels.
Professor Greta Westwood CBE, CEO of the Florence Nightingale Foundation said:
“It is wonderful news that the NHS is partnering with the Florence Nightingale Foundation, and I am so pleased that we will be able to offer our emotional wellbeing service to the workers who form the backbone of the NHS.
“As nurses and midwives continue their incredible work caring for patients throughout the pandemic, protecting their health is of paramount importance and we hope our service can provide additional support for their wellbeing.”
Jacqueline Davies, NHS Director of Leadership & Lifelong Learning, NHS England and Improvement said:
“Our NHS People Plan recognises the key role nurses play as leaders and the vital leadership they have provided during the pandemic. The NHS has pioneered the use of digital peer support networks during the pandemic and we are proud to add the Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service to our offer.
“This excellent service will enable our nursing and midwifery leaders to recover and prepare for these challenges with like-minded peers and expert support.”
Hilary Garratt CBE, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for the NHS, said:
“This has been a year like no other, with nurses and midwives facing immeasurable challenges and working incredibly hard to care for patients throughout the pandemic. While we have already bolstered professional and personal support for our brilliant workforce, the Nightingale Frontline: Leadership Support Service will take this one step further.
“The service will allow nurses and midwives across the board to share experiences, develop themselves as leaders and be there for one another, ensuring that they are supported to work with enduring challenges over the coming months and years.”
To book a Nightingale Frontline Session, please visit here.