Annabel Coulson

Annabel Coulson

Practice Learning Lead & Programme Leader for the LLR Nursing Associate Programme,
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Annabel has been a Registered Nurse since 1991 and Programme Leader for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Nursing Associate Programme since the initial development of the Pilot Programme.  Being at the forefront of the development of this unique programme has been an exciting, if at times, challenging opportunity and we are proud to have been recognised as Highly Commended in the HSJ Awards and shortlisted for the Nursing Times Student Awards.  Annabel’s experience in medical, surgical and intensive care nursing has proven invaluable in supporting the development of the programme to ensure that the role is firmly embedded within practice.

Discuss with sector leaders how to develop effective programmes for the training of nurses, including: associate, apprenticeship and degree  and graduate entry programmes 

  • Discussing how to develop programmes which attract new nurses to improve recruitment and retention
  • Exploring ways to promote nursing as a career choice to people who have not traditionally considered nursing as a career
  • Sharing examples of best practice in the development of nursing associate and apprenticeship roles and how training was implemented
  • Exploring how to effectively work in partnership with universities to deliver outstanding learning and skill development
  • Outlining common challenges faced in the development of nursing training programmes and how to overcome these challenges