The GM Synergy Project is a coaching style practice placement model bespoke to Greater Manchester to develop the skills of our pre-registration student nurses in, clinical leadership with peer learning emphasising delivery of patient centred care.
GM Synergy is based on the CLiP™ model (Collaborative learning in Practice) developed by the University of East Anglia and is based on the concept of coaching compared to mentoring to enhance the confidence, competence and performance of students through direct care. The GM Synergy Project also utilises a coaching style practice placement model bespoke to Greater Manchester to develop the skills of our learners in, clinical leadership with peer learning emphasising delivery of patient centred care. GM Synergy is a practice placement model using coaching ideologies with a prominent emphasis on patient centred care, clinical leadership and peer learning. Coaching is a method of development aimed at helping learners by unlocking their potential to maximise performance and achieve their personal and academic goals.
Coaching applies specific principles creating experiential learning. Within GM Synergy, coaches use questioning techniques to encourage students to discover solutions themselves. In combination GM Synergy will improve student experiences and learning in practice whilst allowing a significant increase in placement capacity for all learners.
What can we offer you at our dynamic evolving trust?
A quality learning environment within one of the largest acute trusts in the UK
An environment that creates consistency and within NMC practice learning and assessor standards of supervision
Learning environments that are specialised providing plentiful learning opportunities within the organisation
Our trust overall ethos is holistic care – moving away from task orientation.
Here at MFT we utilise the GM Synergy model within these areas;
MRI includes MVC, ward 31, ward 30, ward 11 & 12, ward 3 & 4
MREH ward 55
RMCH includes ward 75, 76, 77, 84, and ward 85.
Wythenshawe includes wards A2, A3, A5 and Doyle and Wilson.
As GM Synergy evolves the learning environments will increase.
For more information on GM Synergy at MFT please contact the GM synergy lead Practice Education Facilitator (PEF) Lindsay Slone Telephone 0161 7010559 or e mail Lindsay.Slone@mft.nhs.uk and the GM synergy Practice education practitioner (PEP) Nicola Dunn telephone 0161 7010559 or e mail Nicola.Dunn@mft.nhs.uk
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For further reading and resources please use the trust learning hub