Providing gastrointestinal nurse education during the pandemic

28 October 2021
6 min read
Volume 30 · Issue 19

Abstract

Jennifer Burch, Head of Gastrointestinal Nurse Education, St Mark's Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (jburch1@nhs.net), was runner-up in the Gastrointestinal/Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse of the Year category of the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2021

I was delighted to be nominated and come second in the Gastrointestinal/Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse of the Year category in the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2021.

My current role is running gastrointestinal nurse education at St Mark's Hospital, part of the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. Over the past 12 months, I have revised all the nurse education that I organise. My role predominantly involves the education of post-registration nurses, although it also includes training student nurses, healthcare assistants and other members of the multidisciplinary team. I have had time to reflect on my passion for nurse education. I strive to have high standards and improve the care of patients through the education and empowerment of my colleagues.

As part of my role, I run courses for internal staff, as well as study days for the Trust-based and external health professionals interested in gastrointestinal topics. In addition, I am the module lead for several university modules that are accredited by Birmingham City University.

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