The forum have agreed to meet quarterly. Our first meeting was in October 2021 where the current status of all working groups and planned developments for the South West Surgery in Children ODN were presented.
Priorities identified for nurse forum discussion and development:
(i) child and carer experience feedback for children within a surgical pathway
(ii) Surgical education and competency for nurses/AHP’s.
Our next meeting is meeting in late March/April 2022 – the date is currently with the forum for preferred option and will be updated here as soon as it is agreed. Prior to this meeting, a survey for nurse education in the South West has been distributed and results will be discussed at the meeting with an aim to guide a nurse study day which will be held later in the year.
South West Nurse Education Survey
The survey is now open to all for completion. Here is the link to share your experiences and considerations around paediatric surgical nursing.
Please contact us if you are interested in being part of the group or attending a future meeting.