Physiotherapist Lynn Iveson has been selected as one of 30 healthcare professionals across the country to take part in a prestigious fellowship to help improve older people’s care.
The Allied Health Professional (AHP) from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been selected for the Older Person’s Fellowship at King’s College London.
Now in its third year, the national programme is sponsored by Health Education England and recruits high calibre, experienced nurses and allied health professionals, who are passionate about service transformation in older people’s care.
As part of the programme, Lynn, the clinical lead physiotherapist for community services in Hambleton and Richmondshire, will be tasked with developing a quality improvement project to improve older people’s care in the local area.
“It’s just an amazing opportunity to share experiences and develop ideas with colleagues from right across the country,” said Lynn.
“I love my job, I love this area – I have lived here all my life – and I’m very passionate about making the best possible services for the older people in our communities.
“This fellowship is recognition of how hard the whole team has worked and gives us a great chance to raise awareness and really make a difference for future patients.”
Clinical Director for Clinical Support Services Barbara Stoker added: “We are very proud that Lynn has been selected. It’s a great achievement, and an inspiring example of developing clinical and leadership skills.”
Dr Corina Naughton, the Fellowship’s academic lead at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “The Older Person’s Fellowship recognises the enormous potential and capability of nurses and AHPs to deliver contemporary models of care for older people. The Fellowship gives frontline practitioners the confidence and skills to lead change, better support older people and their families, and to influence wider strategic planning for older adult services in their organisations.”
For further information, visit the Older Person’s Fellowship website at kcl.ac.uk/nursing/Older-Persons-Fellowship/Index.aspx