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Benefit and Experiences of Flying Start

Read and view some of the experiences of registered professionals who have completed the Flying Start programme. They highlight what they feel have been the benefits of the programme and some of their experiences throughout their first year in practice.  This is further reflected in the video messages from 3 NQPs, which you will find helpful.

Videos

Katie Deas
Hannah Greenway
Christina Hill
Douglas Kerr
Kirsty Wallace

Flying Start Journey

Adult Nurse

“Flying Start resources have given me the opportunity to become more self-aware by way of the reflective accounts I have to do. It enables me to see what point I ‘m at as a Newly Qualified Practitioner and how far I need to go to become a better practitioner.”

“Flying Start modules should also give me a headstart when revalidating as a nurse and will populate my portfolio ready for that.”

AHPs

“I still use the 4 pillars structure to help me navigate my way around my learning.”

“Being able to manage yourself, as well as leading your patients is important, this has made me more confident in my role.”

“Through Flying Start Leadership pillar, I took most learning in self leadership and strategies to help manage myself and the impact I have on other people.”

“Through Flying Start Evidence, Research and Development pillar, I became involved in developing a formal pathway for patient feedback, making feedback accessible for all, patients felt listened to.”

“By working through Flying Start, my portfolio evidence has helped me with my TURAS Appraisal and has enough in it to get me through the HCPC process.”

Midwives

“Flying Start has helped me bridge the gap from student to newly qualified midwife, and has allowed me to become more independent.”

“Meeting learning outcomes for Flying Start has supported my transition to being a capable confident midwife.”

Podiatrists
  • Nicole Dolan discusses her journey from student to registered professional during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Kirsty Tamburrini discusses her journey from student to registered professional during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Hannah Downey discusses her journey from student to registered professional during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental Health Nurse

“I realised the importance of the programme early on and this was reinforced by my colleagues supporting me.”