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Resilience Based Clinical Supervision programme


Celebrating the Resilience-based Clinical Supervision for Nurses programme

On Wednesday 3 May the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the Foundation of Nursing Studies co-hosted an event celebrating the Resilience Based Clinical Supervision programme, which concluded in December last year.

Resilience Based Clinical Supervision programme

The Resilience Based Clinical Supervision programme ran for two years and was delivered to nearly 70 nurses from across the North London Partners integrated care system (ICS). The programme was delivered in partnership with the Foundation of Nursing Studies and funded by a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. The Burdett Trust for Nursing have since shortlisted the Tavistock and Portman for a ‘Resilience in Nursing’ award.

The programme reached nurses in primary and social care, mental health and learning disabilities, as well many nurses from the acute Trusts. Resilience-based clinical supervision (RBCS) is a framework of clinical supervision which aims to enhance nurses’ wellbeing and resilience, and improve patient care. It focuses on developing awareness and understanding of the emotional systems motivating the response to a situation. The programme provided an opportunity for nurses to develop skills and experience in facilitating resilience-based clinical supervision groups. One of the aims of the programme was to develop a Community of Practice with nurses coming together from across our ICS to share experiences and develop as facilitators.

The celebration event was attended by participants of the programme and others keen to support clinical supervision in practice. The day featured several speakers including Claire Johnston, Tavistock and Portman Non-Executive Director, Professor Paula Holt from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and Professor Gemma Stacey, Deputy CEO of the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Claire Shaw, Nursing Training Development Lead at the Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust says: “It has been a real privilege to work with so many different nurses, all with a keen interest in clinical supervision, and to work jointly with our partner the Foundation of Nursing Studies. The celebration provided an opportunity to connect, share experiences and make commitments for the future. It was a real treat to be in the room together as the programme has been delivered online, largely during the pandemic. I am also delighted that we have been shortlisted for the ‘Resilience in Nursing’ award.”