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How to attract and retain brilliant nurses

A trust has devised a fellowship to boost the careers of talented staff
Participants in a fellowship programme at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The trust devised the programme to attract nurses and encourage them to stay.

A trust has devised a fellowship to boost the careers of talented staff

  • A 15-month fellowship programme awards a diploma in leadership and management
  • It offers nurses at an early stage in their career a chance to shadow senior leaders, including the chief nurse
  • The programme is followed by accelerated development with year-long support

Attracting enough nurses and then doing enough to ensure they stay are among the toughest tests for managers and leaders at hospitals and services around the country.

One trust is trying to tackle its nurse vacancy challenge with a chief nurse fellowship that it awards to talented newly qualified recruits or staff at an early stage in their career.

In June 2019, Gloucestershire

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