UK Lead, Tommy, travels to Bolton to deliver a make a difference session.
Massive thanks to Helen Lord, Senior Lecturer, Dr Jane Howarth, Dean of School, Dr Trish Houghton, Head of Centre for Nursing and colleagues at University of Bolton for inviting Tommy to speak at the Trainee Nursing Associate Pilot Cohort, who commenced their training in January 2017, studying at the University of Bolton and working for Manchester University Hospital NHSFT, Warrington Wigan and Leigh NHSFT, Bolton NHSFT and Northern Care Alliance NHS Group Celebration Day.
A special thanks to Kimberly and Kelly, who organised the day and asked for Tommy to be invited to speak.
We were honoured to take part at the celebration event on the final day of a two year course.
Thank you the invite and most wonderful pledges below.
I will ensure I ask what matters to patient/carers and listen to their answers, then ensure I do everything in my power to make it happen.
Katie Norris – Nursing Associate
I will treat others as individuals as I would like to be treated or cared for.
Andrea Mennell – Nursing Associate
I will ask the patients, colleagues, family, friends what matters to them.
Emma McNamee – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will provide everyone with the best care. Treat others how I would want to be treated. Try and be positive every day. Smile and be kind.
Helen Smith – Trainee Nurse Associate
I will see the person not the illness/dementia/disability.
I will always take time to listen to each patient and their families.
Louise Chadwick – Nursing Associate
I will always treat my patients how I would want my own family to be treated.
Kate Roberts – TNA
I will treat my patients how I’d like to be treated and continue to take time away to listen to my patients and reassure them.
Emily Birchall – Nursing Associate
I will never let a bad situation dull my sparkle and always remember that a kind smile and caring attitude is the perfect medicine when you are frightened and poorly.
Lauren Allcock – Nursing Associates
I will always listen to the needs of my patients and advocate for them.
Heather Thurley – Nursing Associate
I will always go the extra mile to support people with mental health on the ward and advocate on their behalf.
Leanne Eaton – Nursing Associate
I will always listen to my patients and their family to ensure we are giving the best care possible.
Antonia Cosgrove – Nursing Associate
I will treat my patients with compassion and take time to get to know the person, not the illness.
Rebecca Moore – Nursing Associate
I will slay strong for myself and my patients.
Andrew Whallen – Nursing Associate
I will always look at my patient as a person and not as an illness.
Rhiannon Salt – TNA – RNA
Stop you: I plan to be less hard on myself, so I can be kinder to my patients.
Katy – Nursing Associate
I will think positive instead of negative and take every chance as an opportunity.
I will definitely find time to listen my patients, I bring my positivity into patients’ life and to make people smile every day.
Dorrota Dabrowska – Nursing Associate
I will ask everyone how their day is, no matter if they are staff, patient or relative.
Hannah Sheldon – Nursing Associate
I will always listen to my patients, including their families. I will always treat others how I would myself and my family to be treated.
Louise Day – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will not doubt the power of doing the “impossible”.
Sofia Ali – Registered Nursing Associate
I will always be kind and be an advocate for the patients in my care. I will take the time to listen to their worries and what matters to them.
Kirsty Knott – Nursing Associate
I will ensure that I greet everyone with a smile, introduce myself and take the time to listen to any worries/fears they may have.
I will provide more time to my patients.
Natasha Hassan – TNA
I will go into my new role with passion and compassion and the will to make a difference. I want to be the nursing associate that listens to my patients.
Suzanne Pearson – Nursing Associate
I will pledge to never label an individual but to dedicate time to understand what is important to them.
Stacey Howarth – Nursing Associate
I will always be kind and compassionate to my patients, colleagues and myself.
Kimberly Kelly – Nursing Associate
I will make a difference, it is why I became a TNA. See the person behind the illness more. Listen without interrupting or 2nd guessing their answer.
Carol Beaumont – Nursing Associate
I will ensure I talk about your session at all my teaching seminars to encourage change.
Donna Glossop – Clinical Educator
I will take time to listen to patients and be their advocate and provide the best possible person centred care.
Jamie Burke – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will be what I set out to be, a nursing associate with a smile on my face, time to listen, time to give the person I am here to care for to tell me what makes and means the most to them.
Tracy Stewart – Nursing Associate
I will make time to sit and talk, listen to my patients within the District Nurse Community. Ensuring autonomy and choice. Letting everyone have a voice.
Claire Wright – Nursing Associate
I will take the time to listen to you.
I will speak up when I see an opportunity for change by surrounding myself with people that support me and encourage me to make a difference.
Annaliese Higson – Training Nursing Associate
I will take time to listen to my patients when they attend clinic appointments.
Kirsten Brown – TNA
I will take more time to spend with each patient and find out what they want and what will help them the most. Also involve families more.
Amy Evans – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will take the time to ask, listen and then do what is required. I always treat people as I would expect to be treated in the same position.
Donna Kelly – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will always give patients in my care the standard of care I would want my own relative to receive.
Heidi West – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will like to understand the needs of dementia patients, identifying pain and complications of communication and the way patients express themselves.
Natasha Jenkinson – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will be the best nurse I can be and try to make a difference.
I will be a good role model in my workplace by being an advocate to the patients I work with and promote positive change.
Jodie Dakin – RNA
I will continue to kind and thoughtful.
I will encourage elderly male patients to voice their concerns, worries and fears. Statistically more men die than woman because they don’t like “complaining”.
Katie Humphry’s – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will make a dementia file for my ward for staff to access for info and advice.
I will pledge to actively listen to anyone I come into contact with in my role, (patients, staff, students and colleagues) and to ask what matters to them.
Jenny Smith – Practice Education Facilitator
I will start my family and friends asking them how they feel and what maters to them. Then encourage them to take this forward in their lives.
Fiona Green – Clinical Educator
I will implement “what matters to me” boards on my ward.
Emma Tudor – Nursing Associate
I will continue to progress in all I can to provide support and holistic care to my patients.
Katy Evans – Trainee Nurse Associate
I will ask at least once a day how my patients/family are and if I can help and actively listen and act upon what they say. This is the same for personal life.
Sam Wilkinson – TNA
I will educate, inspire and lead our future nurses.
Helen – Programme Lead
I will continue to ensure that I promote holistic care and effective communication to all students in my class.
Siobhan Doolan – Senior Lecturer
I will make sure I give enough time to listen to people (family, friends and patients and carers) so they can express what matters to them.
Eva Docherty – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will value what matters to others and listen carefully what this means to them.
Hannah Marks – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will take more time to listen and not just to focus on the persons condition/illness.
Dawn Rain – Trainee Nursing Associate
I will continue to be a good champion of making the voices of the elderly with dementia to be heard. I will be making my colleagues on the ward realise that listening to what matters to the patient can help solve the riddle of violent patients with dementia.
Olywatoyin Vero Ogumbiy – TNA