Our topic for today Topic: Global Health Partnership for Clinical Skills and Leadership in Nursing Practice in Nigeria – A Toolkit For Career Exploration.
Day 2 Live Update: Exploring International Opportunities For Career Development In Nursing.
[4/16, 6:55 PM] Momma Tee: Am pls to Introduce to you our guest tonight Dr Malvis Humphrey, Executive Director, London Professional Training center.
About Dr Malvis Humphrey
[4/16, 6:56 PM] Momma Tee: Dr Malvis Humphrey is a UK qualified Biomedical Scientist, Registered Mental health nurse and Healthcare management Consultant. He has held high profiled roles some of which include: Manager and Commissioner of health and social care for UK local authority, President and Board Director of International Health Organisation, Hospital manager for one of the UK’s largest Private Hospitals, CEO and Founder of London Professional Training Centre (LPTC) and divers clinical NHS experience. He provides training and consultancy services for the NHS, Local authority and UK healthcare private providers.
Over the years Dr Malvis has supported several Nigerian healthcare professionals in the UK to become healthcare entrepreneurs by providing them with the support and funding opportunities to run care homes, care agencies and Nursing home. He has also trained, mentored and supported hundreds of Nigerian healthcare professionals to occupy management roles in the health and social care sector in the UK. As part of his passion to improving healthcare in Nigeria, He set up branches of LPTC in Nigeria with centres in Lagos and Edo state.
These centres were approved by the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria as a CPD and Nursing License renewal training provider, training several Nigerian nurses on a monthly basis with International best practices and UK certifications. He also sponsors and supports Nigerian Nurses to acquire UK visas to visit the UK and improve their clinical skills. He recently funded an Infection control training project in Lagos state in partnership with the Lagos state ministry of health for healthcare workers in Lagos. He acquired all his educational qualifications from the UK, some of which include PHD in Health studies, MSc Biomedical Science, PGDip Mental Health Nursing, BSc Biomedical Sciences, Graduate Diploma in Clinical research, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and management for health and social care.
He has won several awards as recognition of his works some of which are Outstanding Healthcare Professional award by the Nigerian Healthcare professionals UK, Most Innovate Healthcare award by International Health, Nursing Leadership award by University of Lagos. He works closely with Nigerian Private and public healthcare organisations to support in strengthening health systems.
[4/16, 6:57 PM] Momma Tee: He recently won the outstanding healthcare contribution award for UK and Nigeria at the 2019 NHS Excellence award.. Read full list here 👇🏼70 Most Outstanding Nigerians in the NHS – African Voice Newspaper https://africanvoiceonline.co.uk/70-most-outstanding-nigerians-in-the-nhs/[4/16, 6:59 PM] Momma Tee: Before I unveil his face, I am Mrs Oreoluwa Owoyeye your host tonight.
[4/16, 7:00 PM] Momma Tee: Pls kindly forward any question to me or clarifications.
[4/16, 7:04 PM] Momma Tee: Pls kindly meet our wonderful brilliant charming hardworking guest to you all.
[4/16, 7:04 PM] Momma Tee: Pls kindly meet our wonderful brilliant charming hardworking guest to you all.
[4/16, 7:05 PM Presenter: Good evening great Nigerian nurses. It’s a privilege to share my knowledge and experience with you on this platform. Thanks to everyone who put this together. I will be sharing and discussing on Global Health Partnership for clinical skills and leadership in Nursing practice in Nigeria. I will start by briefly telling you about myself.
[4/16, 7:07 PM] Presenter: I am a UK qualified Registered Mental health nurse, Qualified Biomedical Scientist, and Healthcare management Consultant. I have held high profiled roles in the UK some of which include: Manager and Commissioner of health and social care for UK local authority. President and Board Director of International Health Organisation. Hospital Director for one of the UK’s largest Private Hospitals. CEO and Founder of London Professional Training Centre (LPTC) and divers clinical NHS experience. I provide training and consultancy services for the NHS, Local authority and UK healthcare private providers. Over the years, I have supported several Nigerian healthcare professionals in the UK to become healthcare entrepreneurs by providing them with the support and funding opportunities to run care homes, care agencies and Nursing home. I have also trained, mentored and supported hundreds of Nigerian healthcare professionals to occupy management roles in the health and social care sector in the UK.
As part of my passion to improving healthcare in Nigeria, I Extended branches of LPTC UK to Nigeria with centres in Lagos, Edo state and Ebonyi. These centres are approved by the Nigerian Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria as a CPD and Nursing License renewal training provider, training several Nigerian nurses on a monthly basis with International best practices and UK certifications.
I also sponsor and supports Nigerian Nurses to acquire UK Business visas to visit the UK and improve their clinical skills. I recently funded an Infection control training project in Lagos state in partnership with the Lagos state ministry of health for healthcare workers in Lagos.
I acquired all of my educational qualifications from the UK, some of which are PHD in Health studies, MSc Biomedical Science, PGDip Mental Health Nursing, BSc Biomedical Sciences, Graduate Diploma in Clinical research, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and management for health and social care. I have won several awards as recognition for my works, some of which are Outstanding Healthcare Professional award by the Nigerian Healthcare professionals UK, Most Innovative Healthcare award by International Health, Nursing Leadership award by University of Lagos. I work closely with Nigerian Private and public healthcare organisations to support in strengthening health systems.
[4/16, 7:09 PM] presenter: For my presentation I will be using some of my personal and company achievement as case studies to drive the presentation.
[4/16, 7:10 PM] presenter: No one organization or professional can tackle global health challenges alone. To truly drive a change partnership must be a collaboration that is strategic, intentional and measurable.
[4/16, 7:12 PM] presenter: Partnerships are one approach to solving a problem and should emerge as the best option when an organization finds itself faced with a problem it cannot address alone — whether that be research, manufacturing, health systems strengthening or delivering care.
[4/16, 7:14 PM] presenter: A government for example may discover that it needs better training for ministry health workers and needs partners to help empower and educate them. In 2017, LPTC worked with Lagos state ministry of health and trained Lagos state healthcare workers on Infection control. Through this partnership we were able to support the government to meet it challenging needs.
[4/16, 7:15 PM] presenter: In each situation, it’s important first to identify the problem, and then determine the right strategy to get there and not pursue partnerships because they are the method du jour.
[4/16, 7:16 PM] presenter: In 2016, London Professional training Center joined in the goal to improving the clinical and leadership skills of healthcare professionals in Nigeria. To achieve this we carried out a research to identify the current clinical and leadership skills practice in Nigeria. We spoke with healthcare organisations, professionals and regulatory bodies.
[4/16, 7:17 PM] +44 7581 398669: During this time, we were able to identity healthcare needs and problems in Nigeria and then started to look out for the right partners we can work with to proffer solutions. One of such partner is the Nursing and Midwifery council of Nigeria.
[4/16, 7:18 PM] presenter: When we started the Training for Nurses and midwives in Nigeria, we suddenly realised that an average Nigerian nurse does not invest in personal development training. Most nurses we spoke with will only attend training because of other benefits such as for license renewal. Our partnership with the NMCN resulted in our UK courses being awarded 3 credit points each for nursing license renewal.
[4/16, 7:19 PM] presenter: As a nurse, you always have to seek for ways to improve your clinical and leadership skills. Some of the ways this could be achieved include:
1. Attending trainings and workshops
2. Involvement in research
3. Volunteering in community projects with reputable organisations
4. Having a Skilled Mentor to provide a guided direction
5. Attending Networking events 6. Partnering in International projects.
[4/16, 7:22 PM] presenter: I understand the need and interest of Nigerian nurses wanting to relocate to Developed world like the US or Uk for job opportunities. I would like to also inform you that there are also more exciting ways you could get involved with projects happening in the UK or USA without relocating completely.[4/16, 7:24 PM] presenter: In 2017 we started the Healthlink membership in Nigeria and This project have supported over 25 Nigerian nurses to acquire UK business Visa and visit us in the UK for clinical and leadership skills development projects. They also visited UK hospitals to learn international best practices. We have also had some Nigerian nurse leaders working with some UK organisations on project as Nurse consultants and earning more than a regular Nurse will earn in the UK.
[4/16, 7:25 PM] presenter: When you develop yourself and become more skilled and experienced, your services will always be needed and Full relocation might not always be the only preferred option.
[4/16, 7:26 PM] presenter: One of our Healthlink members in Nigeria was sent to Liberia for a health and safety project and she earned $20,000 dollars in one week. The key to be a more relevant nurse is to become more skilled in divers areas including clinical, management, administration, Attend certification courses, create a better network and you will become a world needed asset.
[4/16, 7:27 PM] presenter: Just in case you did not read the figures, I mean 20 thousand dollars in one week.
[4/16, 7:29 PM] presenter: The Nigerian Nursing professional requires key strategic partnership with reputable organisations and professionals to move to achieve higher and better outcomes.
[4/16, 7:30 PM] presenter: As a Nigerian Nurse, who wants to be very successful, you need to look beyond the walls of your employer and seek opportunities to get involved in projects and membership that will improve your clinical and leadership skills.
[4/16, 7:31 PM] presenter: One key way I have been able to also improve my skills have been by supporting community projects. I act as a Board Director for International health organisation, Executive member of the Nigerian Nursing Association UK, President of Zion Generation Next and a few many others. By doing this I am able to learn from organisations process and engaging in their projects.
[4/16, 7:33 PM] presenter: One of my project in the UK is creating Nurse Entrepreneurs. I mentor nurses to become healthcare business owners. In Nigeria, I have seen several opportunities for Nigerian nurses to excel in this area if they can identify the right strategic partners to work with.
[4/16, 7:35 PM] presenter: In the next few weeks, I will be creating a platform for anyone that wants to become a Nurse Entrepreneur and mentor them to look at opportunities and create business partnership.
[4/16, 7:35 PM] presenter: This will be communicated via HIC
[4/16, 7:36 PM] presenter: To create a successful individual or organisational partnership, you must:
- Have a clear purpose from the start. Be sure that there is a common goal and an understanding of each partner’s strengths and roles from the get go.
- Co-creation is critical to having a strong foundation. Incorporate perspectives of all partners and design programs together.
- Find the right number of partners. A smaller core group in the early stages, with additional partners brought on during implementation can help a project work more effectively.
- Take your time. Partnerships will suffer if they rush through the early phases where trust is earned and outcomes are agree upon.
- Governments are critical partners. Those that have a clear commitment, strong leadership and defined national strategies are better poised to succeed at meeting health goals and attracting partners to help.
- Manage expectations. A solution that works in one location may not work elsewhere so it’s important to be realistic about progress and potential limitations.
- Know when to quit. Not all partnerships will work, so when they don’t, accept it and end them so that limited resources can be spent more effectively.
- Coordinate better and share more information. More sharing of best practices, and examples both good and bad can help others create better partnerships going forward. Better collaboration can ensure that efforts aren’t duplicated and resources are well spent.
[4/16, 7:41 PM] presenter: There are several organisations both local and a international who are willing to partner in strategic ideas both at individual or organisational level. My advice today for you will be to increase your network and join in the train of nurse professionals making world impact via partnership.
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