Royal College of Nursing gives Sunrise double thumbs up!


Sunrise Senior Living UK is celebrating after securing Royal College of Nursing accreditation for the second year running.


Sunrise’s Clinical Governance Development and Leadership programme, a comprehensive programme of professional development for its nursing staff, continues to lead the field and has now received Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accreditation for the second year running.


The programme is designed to ensure that team members responsible for leadership of care and nursing in the organisation’s care environments have the knowledge and skills to implement and champion clinical governance across the care environment. It provides continual support throughout the career of Sunrise staff, nurturing emerging talent in order to ensure care excellence for the long term. 


Accreditation marks the programme out as meeting the RCN’s high standards of quality and commitment to promoting best practice and improvement of patient care.


By securing two consecutive years of accreditation for their professional development programme Sunrise has once again cemented its commitment to sector-leading excellence.


Staff at Sunrise are offered one of the most robust and farreaching continued professional development programmes available, with training and support available throughout their career. In addition to the Clinical Governance Development and Leadership programme, Sunrise also runs a 12-week induction programme for all new nursing staff, which supports nurses in their induction into the role.


Sunrise hopes to expand its professional development programme to include a second RCN accredited scheme for Senior Care Assistants.


Sunrise’s Senior Director of Care and Quality, Joanne Balmer, said:


“We are absolutely delighted to receive recognition from the Royal College of Nursing for the second year running. We take great care to ensure that our training programmes exceed industry best practice and we work hard to maintain the very highest standards. To be given the official seal of approval from the RCN, not just once but twice, serves to underline the consistency of our commitment to excellence, both in the care of our residents and the development of our staff.”


Ros Bertulis, Project Manager for General Accreditation at the RCN, said:


“The Royal College of Nursing exists to promote excellence in nursing and care. We are stringent in our assessment of nursing programmes, and this second accreditation provided to Sunrise is recognition that their professional development consistently represents best practice within the care sector.”


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