Announcing £1.2 million of grants awarded under our COVID-19 Supporting Nursing Resilience programme

The Burdett Trust for Nursing is pleased to announce our list of grants awarded during Covid-19 as part of the Supporting Nursing resilience programme. A total of £1.2 million has been awarded to some excellent and inspirational projects (listed below) and we’d like to thank all nurses and healthcare workers who have worked so tirelessly this year.

Barts Health NHS Trust

A nurse-led programme to support resilience and clinical excellence in inherited cardiac diseases nurses based in the hospital and charity sector during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.


Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation

On-line adaption and evaluation of the ‘RE-BOOT’ (REcovery-BOOsting Training) intervention, to prepare critical care nurses for, and aid recovery after, stressful clinical events.


Cardiff University

To investigate Covid-19 related moral distress among Registered Nurses in Wales, assess the acceptability of an accessible, tiered psychological intervention, Health for Health Professionals Wales and co-develop brief guidance for moral distress.


Chester University

Using appreciative enquiry to co-produce a Toolkit for nursing staff in the care sector, supporting delivery of excellent person- centred care during a pandemic.


Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the psychological well-being of nurses working in the cancer setting across Cheshire and Mersey.


C3 Collaborating for Health

Documenting the experience of BAME nurses and HCAs who are working and living through COVID-19 in NW London to develop recommendations for their managers.


East Anglia University

To explore the experiences of NMC-registered nurses working in care homes during Covid-19 and identify ongoing support to sustain resilience, mental health and well-being.


Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust

To explore with a community of practice, and nurses, the responsive and creative changes made to the delivery of care in four clinical services at a specialist children’s hospital during Covid-19: maintaining compassionate, family centred and safe care.


Manchester University

Impact of the rapid adoption of health technologies on nurses and nursing care during the COVID-19 pandemic


National Nurses Association of Kenya

Supporting well-being and Resilience in the Nursing Workforce during and Post COVID-19 Pandemic for quality health care delivery and improved populations’ health outcomes in Kenya.


Northern Ireland Hospice

This project provides Northern Ireland Hospice’s Care Team with tools and resources to help maintain and nurture their mental health and wellbeing.


Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria SafeTeam Project seeks to develop resilience, psychological safety and team effectiveness in times of uncertainty. Combining staff training and research the project seeks to evaluate methods of supporting staff to provide critical care.


Northumbria University

To maximise understanding and learning about the conduct of mental health risk assessment in a rapidly implemented telenursing model during Covid-19.


Oxford Brookes University

Enhancing resilience in the nursing workforce in the Covid-19 environment: transitioning from face-to face to online learning.

£45, 667

Paintings in Hospitals

Improve nurses’ mental health and wellbeing through on line learning that utilises portraits of nurses painted during the pandemic to explore image and insight.


Queen’s University of Belfast

The Covid-19 pandemic has required nurses working in care homes to adapt and cope with unprecedented challenges. This project will co-design resources to promote resilience and wellbeing with nurses in care homes for nurses in care homes.


South West London & St George’s

This project will develop web based digital technologies to share BME nurses COVID19, racism, inequality & invisibility survival strategies thereby promoting a resilience based network.


St Christopher’s Hospice

Creating a new digital platform to increase resilience, support professional development and sustain impact of senior nurses providing palliative care during and beyond Covid-19.


Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

To develop nurse champions as facilitators of Resilience Based Clinical Supervision, who will then cascade this to health and social care staff & teams.


Anthony Nolan programme shortlisted for an award

The Burdett supported programme, ‘Beyond a Stem Cell Transplant; Ensuring Long-Term Support for Patients’ has been shortlisted for “Best Not for Profit Working in Partnership with the NHS” at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021. The awards recognise outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

Hayley Leonard, lead nurse and project lead on the programme, said:

“I feel truly humbled for the Patient Services team at Anthony Nolan to be recognised in this way. Our aim has been from the beginning to make life for our patients as comfortable and enjoyable as possible following their transplant.”

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