Suzanne Beattie
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Connecting with Nurses

Suzanne Beattie
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31 May 2014

Our visits to Nursing Teams and the Impact so far…

What have we been doing?

We’ve been building connections with haemato-oncology nurses and other health care professionals by meeting with them at their hospitals to give an overview of what we do and to hear from nurses about how we can help them best. 

How has it impacted our work?

Since March this year we have been able to visit 15 nursing teams across the UK to talk about the support Bloodwise can provide and also how you can help us. We have been promoting:

  • Our Introduction to Haemato-oncology eLearning Course for ward nurses and new starters
  • Our Support services for patients
  • Our Nurses Network
  • Our conferences and events

Through these visits we have managed to increase the Nurses Network membership to just under 450 nurses across the UK, and we have grown our Bloodwise Nurses Facebook Group to just under 120 members. Use of our Support Line has also increased and so we have been able to reach and support more people affected by blood cancer than ever before. And lastly, we have been able to connect with nurses about our eLearning resource, as well as more services which we are currently developing.

What we’re planning

We're very keen to meet with as many team members as possible on these visits, and particularly we're looking to connect with research nurses, clinical nurse specialists and clinical nurse educators who may be able to help roll out our resources and materials to patients and other healthcare professionals who may find them helpful. 

We’d love to have a meeting with your team soon so please do contact us using the details below if you’d like to organise one!

Why are we doing this?

Here at Bloodwise we believe that it’s so important for us to provide support for haemato-oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals working in haemato-oncology as a way of improving working conditions for nurses as well as our reach to patients. We want to meet face-to-face so we can make sure that we’re listening to your teams, answering any questions and hearing from you what support and information might be most helpful.

What you can expect from a meeting

  • One or two members of the Bloodwise Patient Experience Team there to answer any questions or concerns you have about our resources and support services
  • New resources we have to offer handed out to each member of your team along with some other goodies!
  • An overview of our current services as well as new projects we are currently developing, including Blood Cancer Connect and our new Nurses E-Learning course
  • The chance to voice your ideas on how Bloodwise can best help you to support your patients and your team
  • The chance to discuss with us potential ideas of how our volunteers with an experience of blood cancer might be able to take on a face-to-face hospital volunteering role
  • The chance to join the Nurses Network, the private Bloodwise Nurses Facebook Group and sign up for the monthly Haemato-Oncology Nurses Newsletter

How can I organise a meeting with Bloodwise for my team?

These visits can be organised directly with the Patient Experience Team here at Bloodwise HQ and can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour (or longer if you like!). 

To organise a meeting for your team please call us on 0207 269 9015 or email sbeattie@bloodwise.org.uk.