Supporting and enhancing the development of competence in neuroscience nursing

Recent discussions with the SBNS

Recent discussions with the SBNS

President Anne Preece takes pleasure in announcing the results of recent negoitations with SBNS (Society of British Neurological Surgeon).
She comment as follows: 

One of my major roles since I’ve been President has been to raise the profile of BANN & develop links with other organisations.

 Consequently I have attended a number of SBNS conferences to declare our interest in attending & presenting at the SBNS. Our Neurosurgical colleagues have been keen to support joint working between our organisations.

 Firstly, when Philip Van Hille was president he along with the SBNS were keen to encourage nurse attendance. We had a few discussions about this & following a number of council meetings I was approached by the secretary of SBNS to see if we would like free registration for nurses to attend with a neurosurgeon from their own unit. The remainder of the conference fees had to be met by the nurses but as an organisation we welcomed this.

 Following further council meetings the SBNS decided to open this offer to all AHP’s involved in Neurosciences, but I’m pleased that BANN took the initiative & started the negotiations.

 Secondly, we have been trying to encourage & support neuro nurses to submit abstracts/posters for the SBNS conferences. This is something that will take some time to establish as we want nursing/AHP input to be valued for its worth and not dumbed down to second best.
    Finally we have recently had discussions with other neuroscience nursing colleagues & some of the SBNS council members and we now have an AHP business meeting planned for the SBNS conference in Brighton to discuss how as a group we can take some of these initiatives forward. If you are coming to Brighton please look for this on the programme on the Thursday afternoon.

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The Society was founded in 1971 at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the British Society of Neurosurgical Nurses (BSNN). In 1974 it became affiliated to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Nurses (now known as Neuroscience Nurses).

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