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Nurse burnout: the course helping staff to be advocates for self-care among colleagues

Course aims to meet nurses’ emotional needs using clinical supervision model

Programme uses a model of restorative clinical supervision already proven to boost midwives well-being and patient outcomes

NHS England and NHS Improvement launched the professional nurse advocate (PNA) programme in March, towards the end of the third wave of COVID-19.

This model of clinical supervision, which has its origins in midwifery, is the first of its kind for nursing not just in England but globally.

The course is based on the A-EQUIP (advocating for education and quality improvement) model, which has been used in midwifery since 2017 when the supervision and regulation of midwives were separated.

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