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A new, powerful source of support

Launched just a year ago, the role of the Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) is being embraced by organisations across the country, writes Kathy Oxtoby

For the last two years, the pressures of the pandemic have been putting general practice and community nurses at risk of burnout. Long hours, an increased workload and the need to address the care backlog have all added to the stresses and strains faced by the nursing profession, and negatively impacted on people’s personal resilience.

The role of the Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) has been created to help tackle these issues. Pamela Shaw, lead nurse, workforce resilience, at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, recently qualified as a PNA. She explains the role includes facilitating Restorative Clinical Supervision (RCS) to the nursing workforce.

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