New Professional Nurse Advocate appointed at NWAngliaFT

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North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals, has welcomed Angela Scotney as the new Lead Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA).

The Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) role was introduced in March 2021 by Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May. The PNA role is designed to support staff through a continuous improvement process that builds personal and professional clinical leadership, improves the quality of care delivered and supports professional revalidation. This support will be offered to nurses, nursing associates and health care assistants. 

Angela said: “I feel extremely privileged to have been appointed. I see the role as being a positive step forward in contributing to a culture where staff feel valued, supported, and empowered to bring their best self to work.”

Professional leadership and clinical supervision are essential in enabling staff to continuously improve the care they provide to patients and their families, as well as to protect their own and their colleagues’ health and wellbeing. Part of the role will involve overseeing the growth of the PNA profile, implementing, and embedding this work activity into organisational work streams.   

Angela added: “My vision is that the PNA role is widely recognised as a valuable contribution in supporting the wellbeing and professional development of our nursing and health care assistant workforce, with the required number of PNA’s in place to ensure that all staff from these work groups are able to access PNA support.”

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