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First children’s nurse in the country to be awarded prestigious clinical lectureship…is from Nottingham

A nurse from Nottingham’s Children’s Hospital at Queen’s Medical Centre has become the first children’s nurse in the country to be awarded a prestigious Clinical Lectureship Award from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Joseph Manning, Charge Nurse in the Paediatric Critical Care Outreach Team at Nottingham Children’s Hospital is also the first registered nurse in the East Midlands to be awarded this accolade.

The Lectureship is a three-year award funded and administered by Health Education England (HEE) and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), and begins on 1 April 2019.

Dr Joseph Manning is also a Clinical Associate Professor in Children, Young People and Families at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), University of Nottingham, and Coventry University. He said: “I am extremely passionate about improving outcomes and lives for our young patients and their families.  Our current understanding of the needs and how we support children and their families who have experienced critical illness is limited.  This lectureship is a tremendous opportunity to develop the evidence base to inform and advance clinical care in this field, which I hope will have demonstrable impact on the long-term health and wellbeing of children and their families in Nottingham and across the NHS.” 

Dr Manning has worked at NUH for 14 years, and is committed to achieving nursing excellence and further improving outcomes for children and young people.

Professor Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse at NUH, said: “This is a fantastic achievement professionally and personally for Joseph, who has a dynamic approach to nursing and is focussed on generating the evidence base that will lead to further improvements in nursing care for children and young people. We are extremely proud of his achievement and it is further confirmation of NUH’s commitment to empowering Nurses and Midwives to strive to achieve care excellence.  Our ambition is for Nottingham to become the first Trust in the country to be internationally-recognised for excellence in care, through the Magnet accreditation process, which is well underway. I look forward to seeing the impact that this opportunity will have for patients and their families during the course of the lectureship and beyond.”

The Lectureship will include research, clinical practice and leadership development, including:

  • Conducting a multi-centre longitudinal study which looks at the clinical outcomes for children and families after being discharged from a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), known as the OCEANIC study.
  • Results from the study will be shared with families, national organisations, NHS commissioners, policy makers and the international paediatric intensive care community.
  • Dr Manning will be supported by a very strong UK team of clinicians and academics – Professor Jane Coad, University of Nottingham; Dr Philip Quinlan, HDRUK, University of Nottingham; Professor Elizabeth Draper, University of Leicester; Professor Jos Latour, University of Plymouth.
  • Working with national leaders for Children and Young People Health Care at NHS Improvement on how policies are influenced, developed and implemented.
  • An invitation to work with Professor Martha Curley (Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Paediatric Nursing; Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine) at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (USA) who is the global leader for paediatric critical care nursing research.

The results from the research will help inform the clinical care of patients and their families across Nottinghamshire and internationally.

Professor Jane Coad, Professor of Children and Family Nursing, University of Nottingham said: “We are over the moon. This is major achievement for Joseph, the Trust, the University and the partner organisations to work together to make a difference in the outcomes of critically ill children and young people and their families not only locally but nationally and internationally.” 

The results from the research will help inform the clinical care of patients and their families across Nottinghamshire, the UK and internationally.

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