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Practice-related feedback: Published paper proves value of innovative student support

Alison Finch, lead nurse for nursing and midwifery revalidation, reflects on the value of supporting students to develop clinical-academic careers

Alison Finch, lead nurse for nursing and midwifery revalidation, reflects on the value of supporting students to develop clinical-academic careers

I was sent a published academic paper that had been written by a newly qualified children’s nurse who I had supported in her first job.

To me this was written feedback and a testament to the success of an innovative approach to supporting clinical academic nursing careers at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).

It began when the nurse’s university contacted me to ask if I would consider developing a new role and framework with them. It involved a three-year rotation in the children and young people’s cancer service on a part-time basis while the nurse completed a

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