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New forum set up to promote neurorehabilitation nursing

Neurorehabilitation nurses will be able to raise the profile of the profession and network through a new forum
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A neurorehabilitation nursing forum has been set up to develop and promote standards of the profession across the UK.

The forum will also provide a communication network between members and allow them to share professional educational opportunities as well as working alongside key professional groups in the neuro-rehabilitation interdisciplinary team.

The forum held its first meeting in London this month which was attended by 70 nurses.

The Independent Neuro-rehabilitation Providers Alliance (INPA) helped set up the forum's initial meeting. INPA chair Michael Barnes warned that its members had become ‘extremely concerned’ about the lack of rehabilitation-trained nurses in the UK: ‘We need to encourage more nurses to go into this sector and for them to work together and share best practice.

‘This new forum will be an excellent vehicle to raise the profile of neurorehabilitation among nurses.’

Forum member Joanne Outtrim, research nurse at Cambridge

A neurorehabilitation nursing forum has been set up to develop and promote standards of the profession across the UK.

The forum will also provide a communication network between members and allow them to share professional educational opportunities as well as working alongside key professional groups in the neuro-rehabilitation interdisciplinary team.

The forum held its first meeting in London this month which was attended by 70 nurses.

The Independent Neuro-rehabilitation Providers Alliance (INPA) helped set up the forum's initial meeting. INPA chair Michael Barnes warned that its members had become ‘extremely concerned’ about the lack of rehabilitation-trained nurses in the UK: ‘We need to encourage more nurses to go into this sector and for them to work together and share best practice.

‘This new forum will be an excellent vehicle to raise the profile of neurorehabilitation among nurses.’

Forum member Joanne Outtrim, research nurse at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said she hopes the forum will allow members to connect with other nurses.

'It is important to get the message out that neurorehabilitation nursing can be a rewarding and varied job in both the acute and community sectors.’

To find out more about the forum email info@inpa.org.uk

 

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