Cultivating Psychological Safety Through Clinical Supervision  - Online Course

This course is available for FREE to Sigma Members.
Join this webinar to learn more about clinical supervision and key principles for embedding this into practice as a staple in nursing worldwide.


This course is available for FREE to Sigma Members.

Workplace cultures which are underpinned by psychological safety offer an environment for authenticity, honesty and most importantly safety. Employees feel that they can share their concerns, disclose their non-conventual opinions and admit to mistakes without fear of punishment or judgement. Growing evidence supports the association between psychological safety and excellent outcomes for employee wellbeing, efficacy of teams and most importantly quality of care for the people in recipe of health services. One forum which has potential to foster and promote psychological safety is clinical supervision.

Clinical supervision offers a facilitated reflective thinking space. It can be provided in groups or individually and involves the safe exploration of clinical experiences for the purpose of support and learning. There are many approaches to clinical supervision and it is not a prescriptive intervention, however there are some key principles which have been shown to enable its effective implementation and impact for students and nurses throughout the life span of their career.

Join this webinar to learn more about clinical supervision and key principles for embedding this into practice as a staple in nursing worldwide. You can also participate in the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #ClinicalSupervision and #CSSEG

This course will retire after 19th July 2025.

Learning Outcomes:
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explore best practice principles of clinical supervision from a range of perspectives
  • Debate the motivations to embed clinical supervision into standard nursing continuous professional development
  • Consider next steps in taking this agenda forward as a strategy to retain and develop the global nursing workforce

Speaker Bios:

Jess Sainsbury

Jess Sainsbury is a registered Adult and Mental Health Nurse with a passion for enhancing and broadening the strategic leadership opportunities available to students and early career nurses. Jess has encouraged collaborative working across many forums, challenging hierarchy and ways of working. She chairs the UK Clinical Supervision Subject Expert Group at the Florence Nightingale Foundation. You can find Jess on Twitter @JessLSainsbury and Instagram @NHSJess.

Tony Butterworth, CBE

Tony is one of the UK's leading nurse academics. He has researched and published extensively on clinical supervision, the development of clinical academic careers for nurses and community psychiatry. His work has been recognized through Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Medical Sciences, The Royal college of Nursing, The Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Queens Nursing Institute. He has been a University Professor, Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor and an NHS Chief Executive, although retired from full-time employment he remains actively in research and education.

Niki Simbani

Niki Simbani is a Lecturer and Professional Lead in mental health nursing with expertise in acute mental health nursing in the UK. Her teaching experience is in both pre and post registration nursing programmes. Niki is a doctoral researcher whose thesis is on clinical supervision in acute inpatient mental health wards using a Constructivist Grounded theory approach. She has developed clinical supervision groups using a Solution Focused model in the pre-registration nursing programme.

Liz Walsh, PhD, MSc, RN

Since qualifying in 1995, Liz has worked as a clinician, academic, researcher, and practice developer. She is the UK Professional Lead for Justice and Forensic Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Liz's expertise centres on the use of reflection and clinical supervision to promote effective practice and professional development for nurses working in custodial settings.

Joanne Bosenquet MBE, RN, FRCN, FQNI

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