As I’m sure many of you will know by now Teresa, who has hosted NurChat for the past year is moving on from Newcross on 5th July. So we’re saying a fond farewell to Teresa but also welcoming
Donna Mullikin, who is going to be leading NurChat going forward. Donna has worked in healthcare for 16 years, in acute medicine, eldercare, care homes and mental health. She is now working as a Clinical Assessor / Risk Assessor for Newcross, and her work involves assessing client needs and risk assessing with her specialist focus on learning disabilities, paediatrics, mental health and complex needs.
NurChat was born when Teresa found there was a need to provide an opportunity for nurses and healthcare workers to engage in professional discussion about issues either concerning best practice or being discussed in the public forum. NurChat has grown since its birth in August 2011 to not only provide nurses who take part in the discussions the opportunity to submit their learning as part of their PREP requirements, but to also offer a way for both nurses and healthcare workers to continually develop their practice and knowledge.
NurChat has become such as popular way for nurses and healthcare workers to communicate that we will of course continue to support and grow the community. We’re going to be working with guest contributors from all across the healthcare sector over the coming year to organise some exciting and varied NurChats for you.
We’ve also launched a brand new dedicated site for NurChat – you can check it out here NurChat.co.uk. It’s packed with new tools and features that will mean you can interact with NurChat in more ways than ever before. You can sign up for email notifications of posts, watch the #NurChat discussion live from the site and download a proof of participation CPD certificate each time you participate in a NurChat. All NurChat updates will be posted there in the future, so make sure you head over there.
I’m sure you will all want to join with me in wishing Teresa a very fond farewell and Donna a very warm welcome, so please leave your comments below.