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Focus on learning inspires award

15 Oct 2015

Nursing student Hayley McGahan has become the inaugural winner of an award from her RCN branch in recognition of her commitment to learning.

Hayley, who is undertaking an adult nursing course at the University of Wolverhampton, received the Motivated to Learn award at the Black Country Branch's latest Local Learning Event and AGM at Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital.

Like other branches in the West Midlands, the Black Country Branch hosts six Local Learning Events (LLEs) each year. The events, which are typically delivered within 90 minutes, are designed to increase the knowledge and skills of RCN members on a range of clinical and professional topics.

Promote and reward attendance

Hayley received her award - a book token and fruit hamper - from the branch's LLE lead Alison Geeson. The branch has introduced the annual award to promote and reward regular attendance by members at its events.

Around 50 members from the Black Country attended this month's LLE, at which Julie Jones, a practice nurse from Dudley who specialises in mental health, spoke about how nursing staff can look after their own mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The branch's next event, focusing on clinical supervision, will take place at Canalside House in Bloxwich on 9 December.