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Improving patient safety key to professional education lead role

Interprofessional education lead Alison Dinning loves how her role feeds in to improving patent safety.
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After qualifying as a nurse in 1987, Alison Dinning held a variety of clinical roles before taking up a critical care outreach nurse post in 2000.

She moved into education in 2012 when she was appointed interprofessional education lead for nursing development at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), and now combines her clinical and academic roles.

What are your main work responsibilities?

I lead on acute care skills education for nursing development at the trust, working closely with assistant director of nursing Sue Haines to facilitate training programmes that enable a clear pathway of acute care education for nurses. I also lead the trust adult preceptorship team, and work with the clinical care outreach team to ensure education programmes in recognising and caring for the acutely ill ordeteriorating ward patient are timely and relevant for clinical practice.

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