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North Cumbria senior nurse to undertake prestigious nurse fellowship

Posted on Monday 14th December 2015
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Louise Fitzpatrick, ward manager on one of the elderly care wards at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle

A senior nurse at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of only 36 from across the country to be chosen to undertake an Older Person's Nurse Fellowship at King’s College London.

Louise Fitzpatrick, ward manager on one of the elderly care wards at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, went through a rigorous application process to gain her place on the 12 month course. The course, which is sponsored by Health Education England, takes place at King’s College London and will require monthly trips to London, distance learning, as well as residential events across the country. On completion Louise will gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice.

The Fellowship programme is aimed at leading innovation and quality improvement in care for older people. Its ethos is quality, safety, service transformation and innovation in older person’s care. It delivers confident, competent and compassionate leaders to act as agents of change, to transform person-centred services.

Louise said: “I’m really excited about starting the course. As the population ages it is becoming more important to get older person’s care right and this Fellowship will really help me, my team and the Trust give patients the care they deserve.”