Nurses at a training day in York House

On Wednesday 11th January York House held their ‘revalidation’ training day for all nurses working at the York based rehabilitation hospital. Revalidation is a process, introduced in April 2016, that all nurses and midwives in the UK are required to complete in order to maintain their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It encourages reflection on the NMC Code and how this fits with practice and also shows that nurses are adhering to the standards set on an ongoing basis.

The day included pharmacy training from Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust delivered by Jamal Hussain and Katie Savage, Pharmacy Technician, York House, as well as diabetes management. Dr. Miles Rogish, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, York House, discussed how to conduct a thorough debrief following an incident and how to effectively pass on information to staff coming on to a shift.

Elissa Heptonstall, Generally Trained Nurse, York House, who is responsible for the management of physical health for service users at York House, reinforced the importance of using health files to ensure the highest level of physical health care is maintained and how to support staff to competently manage this. The day was rounded off with training from Stacey-Lee Curtis, Manager of Safeguarding and Legislation, York House, who spoke about mental capacity, ensuring that staff were up to date with their understanding of capacity assessments and methods for identifying the best interests of those they are supporting.

The aim of the training day was to build on an already solid skill set and develop these going forward. A focus on best practice and information sharing, and a strong awareness of each person’s individual circumstances, mean that everyone at York House can be supported according to their own needs and requirements.

York House are currently recruiting Nurses to join their fantastic team. The service would like to to hear from those who are working in healthcare, as well as those who may have taken a break from nursing but want to get back into the field. They can offer flexible hours to fit around family life and there are opportunities for training and development on the job.

There are two open days coming up if you are interested in having a tour of the service, meeting the other nurses and seeing the wonderful work that goes on at York House. The dates are: Wednesday 1st February (this is more of an informal open day) and Tuesday 14th March.

Please get in touch if you would like to attend and let us know what day you’ll be coming. If you are unable to attend but would like more information and/or to arrange a visit for another day, please don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca Miller (Receptionist at York House) on: 01904 412 666 or email

Alternatively visit our recruitment page at to find out more about the career opportunities within BIRT.

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