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14
Feb
Vacancy - Hepatology Nurse Specialist Vacancy Exeter
News Type: Nurse News

Hepatology Nurse Specialist vacancy (Band 6) within the Hepatology Team at the R, D and E In Exeter. This is a permanent , fulltime post.

This will be an exciting opportunity to join an established , motivated team .

Please see the link below and share around your areas.

http://jobs.rdehospital.nhs.uk/job/-v1560560?_ts=6313 

Deadline 22 February 23:59

06
Feb
Vacancy - BLNA Committee Members x 4 - Deadline 11th February
News Type: Nurse News

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to help shape the future of liver nursing? Then the BLNA needs you now….

Following the merger of the BASLNF and the BLNF, to form the British Liver Nurses' Association (BLNA), there has been an interim committee in place with committee members from both organisations. Over the next couple of years, this interim committee will be replaced with members nominated and elected by the BLNA membership.

Four of the BLNA Committee Posts will come up for election in April 2019 and as such, BLNA are now seeking expressions of interest for the following posts:

  • Two X 2 year tenure vacancies
  • Two X 3 year tenure vacancies

This is an exciting opportunity for liver nurses to get involved with our friendly committee and share their skills and experience. You will gain experience working collaboratively and strategically at a national level to ensure that the needs of people with or at risk of liver disease and liver nurses are represented at the highest levels in the UK.

Nomination Process
Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BLNA member to propose them and a second BLNA member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. It would be helpful if candidates can advise if they prefer to stand for a 2 year or a 3 year tenure

Please send your nominations to Judy Hawksworth at the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 17:00 on Monday 11th February 2019. Following this time, candidate statements will be sought and voting will take place if necessary.

If more than four candidates are nominated, the BASL Secretariat will arrange for an election of all BLNA members. Four candidates will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.

A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidates should an election need to take place.

The newly elected committee members will be announced at the BLNA meeting in Birmingham on 22nd March 2019 and will take over in post from April 2019. It would be preferable if those candidates that are sucessful could attend the BLNA meeting on 22nd March.

06
Feb
Vacancy - BLNA Chair - Deadline 11th February
News Type: Nurse News

Are you ready you ready to lead a professional group of liver nurses on the next leg of their exciting journey?

Following the merger of the BASLNF & BLNF to form the BLNA, the co-chair positions are coming to the end of tenure and the BLNA are now seeking nominations/expressions of interest for the post of Chair of the British Liver Nurses’ Association.

The BLNA is a professional group with the BASL family and is a professional nursing organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disease, in order to improve the quality of patient care, through:

• the advancement of good clinical practice in the care of individuals with, or at risk of liver disease;
• the promotion and dissemination of patient-focussed research;
• the provision of educational support and educational opportunities in the field of hepatology;
• the promotion of a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to caring for people with liver disease.

BLNA aims to offer support for all nurses who care for all people with or at risk of developing liver disease. Nurse members of BASL currently include nurses working within gastroenterology wards and liver units, the community, research, paediatrics and transplant, but with one common goal - to improve care for those with and at risk of liver disease.

The BLNA Chair is elected by the BLNA membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once.

The BLNA Chair sits on the BASL Committee and shall be registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL and registered with the Charities Commission as a Trustee.

Nomination Process
Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL or BLNA member to propose them and a second member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

Please send your nominations to Judy Hawksworth at the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk   by 17:00 on Monday 11th February 2019. Following this time, candidate statements will be sought and voting will take place if necessary.

If more than one candidate is nominated, the BASL Secretariat will arrange for an election of all BLNA members. He/she will be elected by simple majority of those members voting.

A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidate should an election need to take place.

The newly elected post holder will be announced at the BLNA meeting in Birmingham on 22 March 2019, which they should endeavour to attend; will start in post in April, and take over the full role at the BASL Annual Meeting in September. The new Chair will be supported by the outgoing co-Chair with a handover period.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

05
Nov
Enter the 2018 BJN Awards today - Hepatology/Liver Nurse Category - closes on 19 November 2018
News Type: Nurse News

Enter the 2018 BJN Awards today!

The British Journal of Nursing is delighted to welcome nominations into the BJN Awards 2019. A showcase of nursing excellence, the BJN Awards recognise and celebrate the individuals going above and beyond in delivering their care.

The nurse who goes above and beyond. The nurse who puts patient care at the heart of their role. The nurse who inspires you. The nurse who drives the profession. The nurse who deserves to be celebrated. We all know that nurse.

Please nominate for the Hepatology / Liver Nurse of the year category

By nominating that nurse, you will not only be gaining them the recognition and reward they deserve, you will be doing your part to highlight the critical contribution nursing makes to healthcare.

Entries close on 19 November 2018 so nominate a colleague today by visitng the BJN website by clicking > here.

25
Oct
Join the editorial board of Gastrointestinal Nursing’s Liver Nursing Supplement
News Type: Nurse News

Gastrointestinal Nursing’s Liver Nursing Supplement is looking for a new member of its editorial board. Members of the board play a vital role in the success of the supplement by offering their expertise to review the quality and relevance of its content to readers. They advise the editor on article ideas, potential authors and the strategic direction of the journal.

Gastrointestinal Nursing is the foremost clinical journal for nurses working in hepatology, gastroenterology and stoma care, publishing research, reviews, case studies and opinion on patient care and professional development.

If you are interested in joining the editorial board, do have a look at the formal role description here;  Download GIN Liver Nursing Supplement RD.pdf 

To apply, send an email to Benjamin Wakefield. benjamin.wakefield@markallengroup.com with a little information about your present role and areas of expertise. You can also mention any relevant organisations you belong to, talks you have given or work you have published. Applicants will be chosen based on how well their expertise fits any gaps in the existing members’ knowledge base.

Closing date for applications is 1st December 2018. 

31
May
Vacancy - Hepatology Nursing post
News Type: Nurse News

Specialist Practitioner Band 6

Job Reference: 321-SS-SP-B6-HEP
Main Area: Hepatology
Location: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Salary: £26,565 to £35,577 per annum
Closing date: 10th June 2018 23:59

Full details can be found on the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website > here.

21
Dec
BLNA News - Shared Care Liver Project (SCLP) - Showcase Event Report
News Type: Nurse News

On 28 November 2017, the project leads for the Shared Care Liver Project (SCLP) held a showcase event in Basildon to highlight and disseminate the joint work of St Luke’s Hospice and Basildon Hepatology team.

The SCLP has been running since 2015 and is a unique and innovative project which offers early palliative care interventions and support to patients with Advanced Liver Disease (ALD) and their carers.

The award winning project was funded by The Health Foundation and supported by Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit (MCPCRU) and has played an important part in informing the national picture on the care of those with ALD.

More than 50 attended from both the Hospice/palliative care and hepatology disciplines. The afternoon included speakers from The Health Foundation and MCPCRU.

The quantative outcome data was presented and highlighted that the project cohort demonstrated improved compliance and often stabilised when offered a multi-disciplinary supportive care approach from the Hospice in addition to their Hepatology services. Significantly, 100% of the cohort had end of life conversations and 68% completed planning documents which included Preferred Priorities for Care documentation and DNACPR documentation.

Qualitative outcome data highlighted themes such as ‘improvement in continuity of care’ and ‘not feeling judged’.

Both the Basildon Hepatology and Hospice teams highlighted the wealth of reciprocal learning gained throughout the project, with enhanced communication being highlighted as key to the success of the project.

The project team will now be focusing on publication of their findings and further dissemination. Further funding is also being sort to continue with development and dissemination of the model.

Virginia Campbell – Advanced Nurse Practitioner St Luke’s Hospice Basildon – co-project lead
virginiacampbell@stlukeshospice.co.uk  

Sharon Quinn – Assistant Director of Clinical Care & Quality – St Luke’s Hospice, Basildon – co-project lead
sharonquinn@stlukeshospice.co.uk . 

22
Sep
Press Release - British Liver Nurses' Association (BLNA) Launch
News Type: Nurse News

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the British Liver Nurses Association (BLNA). As you may already be aware, the BLNA is the new national liver nurses group, founded following the merger of the British Liver Nurses Forum (BLNF) and the British Association for the Study of the Liver Nurses Forum (BASLNF). 

After 2-3 years of collaborative working, the BLNF and BASLNF members reached a stage where their aims and objectives for liver nursing were such that it was agreed to unite so as to provide one powerful voice to raise the profile of liver nursing, across the UK.

The BLNA is a professional nursing association run by its members for its members and promises to continue to offer professional support for nurses working within all fields of liver disease. The BLNA will take forward the shared values and strengths from both BASLNF and BLNF and together with and on behalf of its members, will ensure opportunities are available to share best practice, as well as attend educational meetings, with the ultimate aim of improving standards of liver care to all people affected by liver disease.

The BLNA, also promises to continue to maintain and develop strong links with all those professional and charitable groups, locally, nationally and internationally. We look forward to working with you all, in the future.

Kind regards,

Fiona Fry and Michelle Clayton.
Co-chairs BLNA

15
Jun
BASL Nurse Travel Bursary - BASL Annual Meeting and Nurses Day - September 2017
News Type: Nurse News

There are 25 nurse travel bursaries available to attend the BASL Annual Meeting and Nurses Day which is taking place from 20th - 22nd September 2017 at Warwick University, Coventry. 

To apply for a bursary you must be a member of the BASL Nurse Forum and submit an electronic and a paper copy of the Application Form by 17:00 on Friday 30th June 2017.

Full details can be found in the Guidance Document below and you must apply on the Application Form, also downloadable below:

Download BASLNurseBursaryGuidanceDocument_2017.pdf

Download BASLNurseBursaryApplicationForm_2017.pdf

If you have any questions please contact judith@execbs.com .

29
Mar
BJN Awards 2017 - Winners
News Type: Nurse News

Congratulations to the liver nurses who were shortlisted at the BJN Awards for the Hepatology/Liver Nurse Award:

1st place: Tara Rees
Tara developed a nurse-led paracentesis service for patients with advanced liver disease and has shared her protocols across Wales. 

2nd place: Linda Porter and Sarah Tarff
Linda and Sarah provide an innovative community HCV clinic that has allowed for contact and treatment of a large and hitherto poorly served and socially disadvantaged population with significant disease burden and largely preventable health-economic impact to the wider NHS.

3rd place: Michelle Clayton
Michelle has recently been approached as one of only seven nurses in Europe to set up a Concerted Action Group for the European Association of the Study of the Liver.

Photos of the event can be viewed > here.