5th May 1999




A scheme to improve learning resources for nurses and care workers in rural communities will be launched at the end of May.


The Department of Health Studies at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is working with the Royal College of Nursing  on the RCN Update Initiative to supply free teaching videos and courses at a greatly reduced cost.


Care staff will be able to go along to five of the Lincolnshire Regional Access Centres (LRACs) to improve their skills and gain new qualifications under the initiative.


University health lecturer Jan Gilbert said the department is contributing a significant amount towards buying the videos and providing care programmes at LRACs in Skegness, Louth, Market Rasen and Horncastle.


“We are working closely with the RCN to help nurses and care workers from more rural areas have better access to learning resources,” she added.


The university has close links to LRACs where students not able to get the main campus in Lincoln can take courses and brush up on study skills through group sessions and the computer network.


More than 50 guests will be invited to the launch of the RCN Update Initiative on 28th May 1999 at the Lincoln campus.




Sam Hendley

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