We have worked with thousands of practitioners from across all areas of healthcare, much of our work has been funded by Health Education England – the script below is taken from some of our sustainability sessions (session 8) with participants describing how they felt after completing their training and what it’s like to be ‘Bridged:’
And here are some direct quotes from practitioners and managers that have completed Bridges training…
I was feeling overwhelmed at work, and my colleague asked me to tell her what the issues were, she really listened to me and asked me “what one small thing you could do that would make you feel more in control? ”it made me feel so much better, but then I realised “I had been Bridged!
Senior Therapist (Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire)
Professionally they have all embraced the training and transformed it into their everyday practice, there is a sense of sharing ideas in self-management for patient’s and some of them are already making the changes when they’re talking to our clients.
Clinical Lead and Senior Nurse Diabetes Services (Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire)
‘The self-management tools explored are transferable across a range of settings in life – relevant not just to clinical practice as health care professional to support patient self-management but also as a line manager and clinical lead supporting clinician self-management in their professional and personal goals, and in my role as a mum and wife’
Clinical Lead Specialist Services (Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire)
“We have new team members who came with a very different way of working and they have really embraced the Bridges programme. The team are working in partnership with the patient to build up their self-confidence. Empowering our patients to test things out to understand what works for them and their capabilities. We liken it to being that supportive coach, rather than being prescriptive.”
(Clinical Lead Leicestershire)
“The way Bridges approach supports not only patients to get involved but also their relatives, being able to talk to them and provide some information about what this [self-management support] means, then the relatives can also follow this up after they have left our care on the ward. Overall, I feel that the course has given me confidence to give patients confidence in their ability to own their rehab journey”
(Physiotherapy Tech, acute stroke ward Cardiff )