Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group
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Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group

Haley Jackson Research nurse, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, Inpatient Services, Westlands, Hull, England

This article describes a service evaluation of the introduction of a successful local initiative aimed at assisting the development and retention of a group of newly qualified mental health nurses in adult inpatient teams at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. The project offered extra support to complement the trust’s preceptorship programme. The nurses reported the group to be beneficial and identified peer support as important in the transition to becoming a staff nurse.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1241

Citation

Jackson H (2018) Retaining and valuing newly qualified nursing staff: evaluation of a peer support group. Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2018.e1241

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

haley.jackson@nhs.net

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 14 June 2018

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