The Pan London Neonatal Educators Group brings together practice development nurses and practice educators from across the capital to share good practice.  Through a sound knowledge of neonatal service delivery the group  plans for and identifies opportunities for  education and innovation with a view to improving the quality of patient care and outcome.

The group acts as a forum to facilitate effective communication and collaboration between the London Neonatal ODN providers to achieve the following;

  • The development of plans to improve the development of the neonatal workforce
  • To deliver network education programmes and study days
  • To support trusts to improve recruitment and retention
  • To provide mentorship and leadership
  • To promote consistency of guidance and nursing competencies
  • To work with Higher Education Institutes to ensure the development and delivery of programmes which meet the needs of modern neonatal care

For further information on this group, or if you would like to join please contact the group chairs;

Adedoyin (Dee) Yissau – Adedoyin.Yissau@gstt.nhs.uk

The Pan London Neonatal Nurse Competency Document (Band 5)

This innovative document has been produced by the Pan London Educators Group for Band 5 neonatal nurses, to use as a work place tool and framework  to facilitate the embracement of learning and education for all, driving forward consistent delivery of high quality care and patient safety.

Existing accredited published and evolving national work and project define the career pathways, developing competency levels and structure within formal education provision that are then translated to clinical services for Band 5 nurses (The Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Specialty (QIS) Neonatal Nurses: A core syllabus for clinical competency BAPM (2012) and the Competence, Education and Careers in Neonatal Nursing: RCN guidance (2012).  This document is copyrighted but sharing and embracement of a culture of learning is very important for the working group and the neonatal nurses of London welcome requests for using this tool from the ODNs in the U.K. The kind permission for reproduction of existing  published work as above has contributed to this approach of sharing resources adds a very positive dimension to the work and future tools for competence in neonatal nursing roles.

We would like to acknowledge all the hard work and contributions from the Practice Nurse Educators, Senior Nurses and Modern Matrons in the development of the document and the London providers for their support of this work. Thanks to Sue Turrill for her comments and support of the work with permission for copyright use from BAPM.

Find out more about the Pan-London Neonatal ODN Band 5 competencies.