"Ward B2 student evaluations show a supportive team"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(as a staff member),

It is well known that staff satisfaction is a future indicator of patient satisfaction. On ward B2 we aim to provide the highest standard of care possible and believe that this is achieved by investing in all elements of the ward team. This ethos can be seen in the following comments from student evaluations received via the University of Nottingham between July and October 2011.

All staff were welcoming and friendly. A great team to work with. (1009)

Every staff member made a real effort to make me feel welcomed and part of the team and got me involved in all aspects of patients care. (0809)

I was made to feel extremely welcome by all members of staff on the placement and if I had any questions every staff member would do their best to help me. (0809)

Everyone from the ward manager to nursing staff were always willing to help and add to my experience. They all learned me how to adapt to a adult acute ward. (1009)

Both my mentors charge nurse ward manager and all other members of staff gave me feedback on my practice which was extremely helpful and built my confidence. (0809)

Staff are brilliant everyone always helped me out and were friendly and willing to learn me new things. A top class committed team who work To a very high standard of practice in a brilliant enthusiastic atmosphere. I loved every minute of this placement. (1009)

All members of the team were supportive of students and I was made to feel a member of the team. I could approach any member of staff with a question and felt that they did their best to answer and support this. (0809)

Another useful aspect was that the ward fuctions fantastically as a MDT which enabled me to work closely with community teams doctors and non statutory services. I was also given the opportunity to buddy a fellow student which I found to be useful as it enabled me to begin to understand how important the mentor role is. (0809)

I couldn't have wished for a better placement. 5 stars. (1009)

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Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

"I am pleased to see that feedback from nursing students via the University of Nottingham is so positive and refers to a whole team approach for learning. Multi disciplinary working is essential to good clinical practice as we have so much to learn from each other. Investing in nurses of the future is vital to good patient outcomes. Although teaching students can be very time consuming and needs to be done at the same time as working on busy acute wards B2 have clearly displayed commitment to the future of nursing."

Jo Horsley

Acute Services Manager and County Recovery/Involvement lead

Millbrook Mental Health Unit

Kingsmill Hospital