Burdett Trust is looking forward to working in partnership with the Council of Deans to support students as future leaders. This two year project will develop and promote students’ leadership capacity in support of delivery of the best possible care to patients and service users.
C3 believes that with the right knowledge, skills and opportunities, nurses are uniquely placed to help prevent non–communicable diseases (NCDs) by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles. C3 uses its international expertise and extensive global nursing network to raise awareness, engage and educate the nursing community, and create opportunities for nurses to share their knowledge and expertise locally, nationally and internationally. The partnership with Burdett Trust will help C3 take forward a range of key initiatives.
The Florence Nightingale Foundation has formed a partnership with the Burdett Trust to award scholarships aimed at helping nurses, midwives and allied health professionals develop their leadership skills. The scholarships are open to British and Commonwealth nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working and living in the UK and those awarded a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarship will undertake a bespoke programme geared to his/her individual needs. The scholarships are intended to be ambitious; to make a significant difference to the careers of high-quality individuals who have considerable leadership potential.
The Foundation of Nursing Studies use Burdett's funds to provide the Patients First Programme which offers support and facilitation to clinically based nurse-led teams to help them to develop, implement and evaluate locally focused innovations that improve patient care in any healthcare setting across the UK. The programme will help to keep a central focus on the patient and the issues that matter to them the most. It will offer advice on developing effective project plans/proposals and access to practice development tools and will include workshops that bring together the nurse-led teams to explore and enable effective strategies for developing, networking and changing practice. Peer mentorship will link up team leaders with those who have completed similar initiatives and facilitation in the workplace will enable the development of knowledge and skills in leadership
In response to the Francis and Care Quality Commission reports the Burdett Trust for Nursing will work in partnership with The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to support a new category of its Travelling Fellowships which will focus on nursing and patient care to improve the health and well-being of patients. The WCMT plans to award overseas Travelling Fellowships from 2014 for three years to individuals in the nursing and related healthcare professions with projects to improve the way people are treated when in medical and social care in hospitals, across general practice, in care homes and at home. The joint programme will fund projects that have an emphasis on respect for the dignity of the patient and those which address leadership and team working. A WCMT Travelling Fellowship will empower individuals with an opportunity to visit centres of excellence abroad, gain knowledge and return with ideas on best practice which will have an impact on improving patient care in the UK.