A Celebration of Innovative and Integrated Practice – BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing and Social Work and BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work
This event is aimed at:
- Strategic Health Authority representatives
- Directors of Nursing
- Head Teachers
- Local Authority representatives
- Workforce Development representatives
- Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector Organisations
- Community Service representatives
- Policy Advisors
It is an opportunity to
- Hear from service users and carers, students and practice mentors
- Develop a greater understanding of the nurse social work degree programme
- Reflect upon the role of the nurse social worker within strategic workforce development planning and review
- Network and share examples of best practice with colleagues from health and social care
This celebration event will bring together key stakeholders from nursing and social work professions, in order to share information in relation to the BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing and Social Work, and the BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work programmes.
The event aims to open with service users and carers who will describe their own experiences of receiving nursing and social work practice. Building upon these views with policy matters which major in inter- and multi-agency collaboration, the rationale and philosophy behind the ambition for an integrated nurse social work degree will be made clear. Together with the strategy for practice teaching and learning, the event will provide the opportunity to contextualise Edge Hill University’s vision for a nurse social work role within a contemporary workforce strategy. By reflecting on this role, the current challenges to nursing and social work delivery will be discussed so that the potential role of the nurse social work practitioner can be made clear.
To close the day, delegates will be encouraged to focus on the opportunities and limitations for future inter- and multi-agency practice and professional development. It is Edge Hill University’s aspiration to then build upon this and establish an effective working group to champion the role of the nurse social worker, whilst situating the North West as a lead provider of innovative and progressive health and social care practice.