VN Futures Board

VN Futures Board reports progress

The new VN Futures Board met for the third time at BSAVA Congress in early April where discussions included the formalization of working groups around key themes from the 2016 VN Futures report.

A spokesperson said:

“The Working Groups are where the real work and delivery of the VN Futures initiative lives. We are fortunate to be able to draw upon a breadth of talent and diversity of interests. This is a timely refresh of the membership of our Working Groups ensuring members are available and willing to help progress these important matters.”

Several vacancies have arisen and so the VN Futures Board is calling for interested and experienced nurses to contact them if they are interested in getting involved.

The VNF Board also discussed communications and keeping the profession up to date with progress on the VNF initiative, the work of the Board and the achievements of the Working Groups. Notable achievements to date include the emerging Post Registration Qualifications Framework.

A spokesperson said:

“It is exciting to hear exactly what is happening when you are so close to the project – but for many this is not the case. We have to let people know this has not gone cold or lost momentum and that real improvements are being worked on.”

Efforts discussed included: providing a calendar of forward activities and events, promoting the VNF work amongst students and staff art HE and FE institutions. The Board also recognized the importance of developing key messages and engaging through social media.