We were pleased to host two successful nurses conferences recently, providing our growing cohort of nursing colleagues with a platform for learning and recognition.

The dedicated events, held on 23 November and 8 December, provided an opportunity for SECAmb’s 137 nurses to come together.

The conference provided support for continuing professional development and revalidation, role modelling and motivating and inspiring our nurses. It was also about celebrating the variety of nursing roles we have working within the organisation including nine new international nurses who have just started working at SECAmb.

Attendees heard about the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) and work under way to keep patients safe while waiting for an ambulance response.

Discussions included the effective management of risk and clinical decision making as well as the Trust’s strategy development and the importance of the nursing role across SECAmb and ambulance trusts nationally.

Nurse and SECAmb’s Deputy Director for Quality Improvement, Jo Turner, said: “We’re really pleased with the feedback we received from our nurses on these two events. They told us they found them to be really useful and informative. It was fantastic to see so many colleagues together meeting nursing colleagues from all areas of the Trust. We will be planning many more events to support and develop the role of our nursing colleagues across SECAmb.”