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The benefits of growing your own nursing workforce

Trusts are increasingly looking at new ways of building their staff numbers, Jennifer Trueland found out how Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is widening access to the nursing profession. 
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Trusts are increasingly looking at new ways of building their staff numbers, Jennifer Trueland found out how Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is widening access to the nursing profession

As a child, Amanda Cheesman longed to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a nurse; academically, however, she didn’t make the grade.

On leaving school she went to her local college, where she did BTEC health and social care. Almost to her surprise, she flourished, going on to do her nurse training. She is now a senior nurse in one of the top trusts in the country.

As assistant director of nursing (professional practice) at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, Ms Cheesman is doing her best to widen access to nursing so the profession does not lose out on people who could be fantastic nurses.

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