An exciting new career development opportunity for Band 5 nurses is coming to NHS trusts across the Kent and Medway ICS!

The NHS Kent & Medway Aspiring Development Programme (Band 5 - Band 6 Nurses) is an innovative pilot programme that is designed to equip Band 5 Nurses from diverse backgrounds with the knowledge and aptitude to plan their careers effectively, overcome barriers and move into Band 6 roles and new specialisms with confidence.

This unique, experiential learning combines face to face, virtual, interactive and social elements within a Development Centre framework. It focuses strongly on nurturing key communication skills that are relevant to handling a range of challenging scenarios. The programme will also provide opportunities for peer support and networking, as well as access to professionals throughout the ICS who are dedicated to nurse development.

Click here to find out more and see what the Development Centre will entail.

So, why now?

Recent research and staff feedback has told us that nurses require more support, encouragement and skills development to overcome barriers and help them to achieve their career goals. There is no better time to address these needs and progress the next generation of our nurses.

How to get involved:

Band 5 nurses are invited to express their interest by completing the form below. Applications will be placed on a waiting list for future cohorts.

Section A - About you

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Section B – Barriers to career progression

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Section C - Performance and training

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Section D - Monitoring information

We would like to ensure that we adhere to the aims and commitments of the Programme and to ensure that we obtain an accurate picture of the diversity of our staff that are applying.  We would therefore like you to complete the form below to assist us to do that.  Your information will be kept confidential and will only be used for monitoring purposes.

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