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This page tells you more about the RLB badge, study days, graduation and the team behind the RLB programme.

Details of the programme

To recognise the hard work and commitment, each participant who completes the programme is awarded the RLB Badge which has been designed based on the history of nursing in Liverpool, the city of Liverpool and the values of our Trust.

The RLB Badge is to be worn with great pride as it is an emblem of skill, competence and commitment.  The badge will also serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for prospective healthcare staff to come and join the RLBUHT community.

Academic nursing staff from the University of Liverpool facilitate the one day study day. Working in partnership with the University provides academic credence to the programme and facilitates nonpartisan discussion of local issues and participant concerns.

Any concerns raised are discussed and subsequently escalated to the senior nursing team, thus providing a further opportunity for ‘ward to board’ communication.

The study day consists of the following topics:

  • Programme introduction which is delivered by a member of the senior nursing team
  • Discussion of the RLB values and behaviours
  • Guidance with regards to completion of the portfolio
  • Introduction to human factors in healthcare
  • Finding the evidence to promote evidence-based practice
  • Introduction to the new Royal
  • Introduction to reflective practice

Here's the current study days available:

RLB Nurse, AHP and Dental Nurse

  • 11 July 2017 - BGH Lecture Theatre (35 places)
  • 13 July 2017 - BGH Tutorial Room 1 & 2 (25 places)
  • 14 July 2017 - BGH Tutorial Room 1 & 2 (25 places)
  • 17 July 2017 - BGH Lecture Theatre (35 places)
  • 18 July 2017 - BGH Tutorial Room 1 & 2 (25 places)
  • 21 July 2017 - BGH Tutorial Room 1 & 2 (25 places)
  • 24 July 2017 - BGH Lecture Theatre (35 places)

RLB HCA & Assistant Practitioner

  • 24 July 2017 - BGH Tutorial Room 1 & 2 (25 places)
  • 25 July 2017 - BGH Lecture Theatre (25 places)
  • 26 July 2017 - BGH Tutorial Room 1 & 2 (25 places)
  • 31 July 2017 - BGH Tutorial Room 1 & 2 (25 places)

The Graduation is an auspicious occasion to celebrate the hard work and commitment of those who complete the programme.  It is also an opportunity to involve families and friends in the celebration of the candidates’ achievements.

The first cohort of 250 nurse who were part of Cohort 1 graduated on the 12th of May 2015 at St. George’s Hall at a ceremony  attended by prominent nurse leaders in nursing and healthcare, locally and nationally.

Since then, all RLB Programme Graduations to date,  have been held at the Concert Room of the St. George’s Hall in Liverpool, the site of the old Liverpool Infirmary founded in 1745.

The RLB Nurse is the brainchild of Lisa Grant, Chief Nurse. Lisa provides the Strategic Lead for the programme.

Jo Marinas, Head of Professional & Practice Development, is the operational lead for the RLB Programme.

The delivery of the study days are supported by Trust Staff:

  • Cathy Marsden, Assistant Chief Nurse for Research & Education
  • Angela Hall, Library Service Manager
  • Marie Dewhurst, Development Manager
  • Ria Raymond, Development Manager
  • Beverley Sheaf, Deputy Therapy Manager

The academic staff from the University of Liverpool facilitate and deliver the study days:

  • Julie Crane, Head of the Directorate of Nursing & Honorary RLB Nurse
  • Vicky Garner, Lecturer & Honorary RLB Nurse
  • Ian Pierce-Hayes, Lecturer & Honorary RLB Nurse
  • Cathy Fletcher, Lecturer
  • Claire Walker, Lecturer & RLB Nurse
  • Denis Parkinson, Lecturer & Honorary RLB Nurse
  • Alison Hobden, Lecturer

RLBUHT Nurse Recruitment

Contact us

To find out more about the scheme contact the RLB programme by email or write to the following address:

RLB Nurse Secretariat,

​​​2nd Floor, Trust Board Reception,

Royal Liverpool University Hospital 

Prescot Street

Liverpool, L7 8XP