UNISON Learning Reps are celebrating national award

Bev Herring and Jane Eyre with the award

BLACKPOOL Victoria Hospital’s Unison Learning Representatives have been celebrating national recognition.

Jane Eyre and Beverley Herring, who run staff learning sessions and events, have won the Union Learning Representatives (ULR) award for numeracy.

Last year, the duo, in partnership with the National Numeracy charity, asked all staff to undertake an attitudinal survey and staff on pay bands 1-4 to undertake the challenge.

Armed with this information, Jane and Bev bid for funding from the Union Learning Fund to implement the National Numeracy tracker for all health care assistants undertaking their Health Care Certificate.

Preceptorship Nurses, newly qualified nurses making the transition from student to practice, undertook their training with a view to improving numeracy.

The pair collected their award at a ceremony at Congress House, London, earlier this month.

Jane said: “We are very proud to have won this national award.

“We are very happy to say that this has not cost the Trust a penny and we hope it continues to help staff throughout the Trust.

“It is hoped both pilot schemes will be implemented trust-wide later in the year.”

Bev said: “We also recruited 10 Numeracy Champions who undertook their training during our recent Learning at Work Week held at the hospital.

“We will now be there to support numeracy learners and we will be happy to recruit more.

Anyone interested in becoming a Numeracy Champion can contact Jane on 55767 or Bev in the Restaurant coffee shop.

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