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A Newly qualified Nurses story

Joining Solent NHS Trust as a newly qualified nurse has been a great experience. I had the opportunity to meet other newly qualified nurses during a four week trust induction, this was positive as I felt supported throughout. The four week induction period was a great opportunity to meet some of the professionals who I would be liaising with when I started my role, as well as gaining the skills for practice before implementing them to ensure I felt confident and competent.

There are also nurse educators who can support any members of staff in practice and to support your personal development and skill ability. During the first four weeks, I participated in I.V training, Bowel care training, continence training, end of life training, tissue viability training as well as personal and professional development and support groups. I have had a fantastic start to my role as a community staff nurse and have felt supported throughout my career journey.

The team I work with consist of different bands with different skills, the team works well as we all are valued for our individualities. There are always opportunities to work with each other and with other professionals.

I have developed my confidence and my clinical abilities since being in this role, I enjoy the patients I see and the tasks I carry out, there is always opportunity to develop further and advance in my role. Community nursing offers a unique insight into patients’ personal lives and the opportunity to develop lasting relations.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

 0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: FreedomOfInformation@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 023 8029 6911/22

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.