Leah Cooke, who joined us in March 2015 as Clinical Manager, has taken on the role of Nurse Learning and Development Manager.
This is a newly created post designed to help grow the skills and knowledge of our RGNs. Leah will provide coaching support as well as design, plan and deliver clinical training.
Leah said: “The role shows that Colten Care values the contribution of all its nurses and wants to ensure they can develop their skills and learning. There are many really skilled nurses already within the company and it’s my role to ensure their skills are recognised, that clinical knowledge and best practice is shared and that I support how learning can be encouraged for teams at all our homes.
“The role couldn’t come at a better time, given that all registered nurses are preparing for or going through the professional revalidation process. Ultimately all this investment in our nurses will ensure that we continue to deliver evidence-based best practice for our residents.”
Leah started out as a residential care assistant before qualifying as a nurse and working in the NHS for 15 years. She was a matron in charge of three community hospitals in south Somerset and has also worked elsewhere in the private care home sector.