Teenage Cancer Trust has developed a detailed workforce and education strategy to drive and lead professional education for those in the field. This is led by our Head of Nursing and in conjunction with our many professional partners in healthcare and education.
Accredited education modules
We work in partnership with Coventry University to provide accredited education modules in teenage and young adult cancer care. They are delivered in a variety of ways such as traditional classroom teaching, online learning or a mix of both (blended learning).
Working closely together and with professional organisations and clinical experts from across the multi-disciplinary team, we are proud to offer such programmes specific to this age of cancer patients. This collaborative working ensures that contemporary clinical practice is strongly embedded in what we do and supports the strategic development of the workforce and services for this niche group of patients.
In partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust, The Florence Nightingale Foundation offer Leadership Scholarships to senior healthcare leaders who want to further enhance their personal and professional skills and self-confidence to contribute to the teenage and young adult cancer field.
Strong leadership skills are crucial to develop nursing and allied healthcare professionals and increase capability to work in the teenage and young adult cancer speciality. They enable individuals to influence practice and lead those around them to improve quality of patient care and ensure the service they are delivering is effective.
Recipients of the Scholarships undertake a bespoke programme geared to his or her individual needs based on current performance assessment. The scholarships have three broad aims:
- to develop and enhance the individual’s leadership skills
- to help define long term career objectives and maximise professional impact
- to work on an individual patient care improvement project.