Staff training and development We are proud to care We are proud to support all staff at the University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust NHS (UH Bristol). The video above was funded by Above & Beyond and portrays life in our hospitals. NHS staff work with all patients, in all stages of illness, in often demanding and stressful situations. Their commitment to providing the best quality of care, finding the best treatments, and being able to share their expertise, are all vital to our healthcare system. Continued education and development, support, recognition and motivation for all staff is often difficult on restricted NHS budgets. Above & Beyond has a key part to play by supporting staff training and development, celebrating excellence and recognising success, which encourages team work and rewards staff teams for their extraordinarily hard work. Examples of staff training and development our supporters have funded: Paediatric nurse education with a new course focusing on specialist skills in paediatric neurology. This provides the nursing team in Bristol immediate access to enhanced skills and showcases Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) as leaders in education in this area. Staff recognition schemes including the annual ‘Recognising Success Awards’ which celebrates staff compassion, commitment and professionalism. We also fund the ‘Nursing and Midwifery Awards’ that recognise individuals who have demonstrated dedication and compassion in all aspects of their work, giving up to two scholarships of £2,500 to enable winners to develop and advance their skills and experience. Postgraduate study for nurses to further their expertise and knowledge which can range from pathophysiology and diagnostic reasoning for advanced practice, to methodology in health and social care research, to counselling qualifications. We also fund MSc research modules in all disease areas. Team-building activities to increase morale, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging amongst staff, which in turn enables them to provide better care to patients. We have funded polo shirts for various sports and activity teams working within the Trust, as well as staff Christmas parties, to thank our staff for their commitment to patients over the very busy Christmas period. Please help us continue to support our wonderful NHS staff by donating here. Thank you.