An ambitious pilot scheme for educating and training nursing talent has launched at Diaverum.

Commencing at the start of this year, the programme will have an on-the-job development approach. Members of the country nursing teams will have the opportunity to apply their clinical skills, knowledge and experience onto a development strategy framework over a period of 12 months, with the eventual aim of transitioning into corporate roles.
Three promising talents - Meshal Alkhulayfi, Nursing Manager from Saudi Arabia, Mónica Silva, Country Nursing Director from Portugal and Sokica Gegovska, Country Nursing Director from North Macedonia – have been appointed as the programme’s first cohort. Participants of the programme are defined as part of Diaverum’s talent development and succession planning for key positions in the organisation.

Commenting on this recognition, Sokica, who was recently honoured by the EDTNA Best Presentation at their Annual Conference in Rotterdam, had this to say: “I am very excited by the possibilities this programme offers. I strongly believe that applying practical experience and knowledge within a corporate role, will enable my colleagues and myself to provide True care to our patients in an even more meaningful and effective way”.

Meshal echoed this: “It’s truly humbling to be recognised in this way. We are all fortunate to be surrounded by talented, hard-working colleagues and I hope that the experience we will gain through the programme contribute to our collective benefit.”
Mónica rounded off comments: “I am honoured to be part of the team that has been selected for this programme, and excited for my role within Diaverum to grow”.

Suzy Pearce and Israel Silva, Corporate Nursing Directors, are assuming mentorship roles in support of the project.

The candidates will be given immediate practical exposure to Corporate Medical Department activities. This will encompass corporate clinical governance work, participation in senior-level meetings, amongst other duties. They will also be assigned to specific Corporate Medical projects that will enable them to apply their competencies, professional objectives and experiences to further enhance the provision of life-enhancing renal care to our patients.

Dr Fernando Macário, Diaverum’s Chief Medical Officer, commented: “I am delighted to be sharing the news about our pilot programme and warmly welcome our team members on board. It is an incredible opportunity, both for Diaverum to give the best of its talent to demonstrate their skill and grow within the organisation, but also for the Corporate teams to forge stronger connections with those that provide our patients life-enhancing renal care on a daily basis”.

He added: “this programme is an exciting way to bridge the gap between our corporate and country nursing teams, and continue to strengthen Diaverum’s True care culture, that lies at the core of everything we do. I am hopeful that this inaugural year will be prove to be a great success and pave the way for similar projects in the years to come”.



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