Nurse Specialist Advisory Group
The Society established a Nurse Advisory Group in 2008 following a survey of nurse members. The remit and membership of the Group was reviewed in 2017 and a clear consensus was confirmed that this Group provides a vital service within the Society. It helps to:-
- ensure that the work of the Society fully reflects the respiratory nursing dimension
- advise the Society on matters which influence the care of patients from the perspective of the respiratory nurse, (including treatment, therapy and procedures; appropriate standards of care and resources; and education and research requirements).
- be the main channel through which the Society can receive the views of nurse members and through which the Society can send information to members about the areas mentioned above.
- have a pivotal role in communication and linking together the wide range of activities within differing specialist nursing areas as well as generic issues. It will be at the centre of a new communications "hub" for nurse members.
Tasks for 2019-2020 will include:-
- Offering an improved learning experience - including RCN accreditation for courses; more events aimed at and planned in conjunction with sub-speciality nursing groups, such as the successful NIV courses.
- Lending the specialist nurse voice and support to addressing the looming nurse workforce crisis and providing more accessible information to help Trusts in relation to specialist nursing job roles.