Congratulations to Sharon Newton, who is our first Assistant
Practitioner (AP) from #TeamCDDFT to access and complete a 1 year
apprenticeship to convert to a Nursing Associate (NA) with Teesside
Sharon said: "The opportunity to convert from Assistant
Practitioner to Nursing Associate was provided through the Trust on
a 1 year conversion.
"With the support of my manager, Alison Brown, and my
colleagues, I successfully applied. Academic work is not my
strongest point but, with the support of a great university team
and work colleagues, I successfully passed my course in March
"I am now able to support my colleagues in a job I love. I would
advise any AP wanting to further their role to apply for the
conversion if the opportunity arises.
"I would like to thank the A&E UHND team, ward 31 at DMH and
TAPS 3B community for my placements and mentors, especially Rachel
Prest, Helen Archbould and Beth Atkinson."
For further information about the conversion apprenticeship,
please contact Talent for Care Coordinator, Tracy Bruce: email@example.com
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community