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Kathryn's story

Kathryn, a Nurse Educator at Medbank Healthcare worked to improve the difficulty agency nurses were reporting in accessing a confirmer.

“At Medbank Healthcare, we worked with nurses and the RCN to raise awareness of agency nurses’ needs and used feedback to ensure these were met - recognising the unique needs of this group.

To address the difficulties, we set up seminars for nurses and access to a confirmer was provided. Working together with the RCN we created the Agency Nurse Network - where nurses can access CPD, share ideas and receive support from both the RCN and a nursing agency.

As a result of this work, the Agency Nurse Network was created and it has continued to progress, there have been seminars for staff, we have assisted with the healthy workplace toolkit and provided CPD to agency nurses."

Download the Healthy Workplace Toolkit for an Agency Workforce

The toolkit provides a framework for employment agencies and host organisations to address the issues and provide healthy and safe working environments.

The RCN West Midlands Agency Nurse Network is a unique, dedicated professional network that provides valuable space, opportunity & support to local agency nurses. Through the network, member are able to access continuous professional development activity & explore some of the challenges & solutions for nursing practice & the experience of agency nurse work.

Ruth Burey Facilitator of Professional Learning & Development, Royal College of Nursing

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Page last updated - 03/08/2019