Nursing and midwifery professionals have played and continue to play a critical role in the COVID-19 response.
The Nursing and Midwifery COVID-19 Catalogue of Change includes a wide range of cases studies from nurses and midwives from across England; sharing ideas and innovations that they have put in place and that have made a difference in these difficult times.
Reflecting day-to-day practice as we now adapt to working in different ways to continue to ensure the highest delivery of care across communities and organisations. The Nursing and Midwifery COVID-19 Catalogue of Change captures real-time, point of care learning showcasing our #1ProfessionalVoice and collective leadership.
Underpinned by relevant evidence-based policy and complemented by the work of the CNO’s shared professional decision-making councils where nursing and midwifery colleagues come together to discuss and debate professional, clinical and operational matters that are important to them and their colleagues.
We would also encourage any nursing and midwifery colleagues to contact us and share their ideas and innovations which have made a difference to their patients, colleagues or communities.
To contribute to the catalogue or to discuss this resource please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the latest case studies
- Supporting people with dementia: National Shared Professional Decision Making Council
- Supporting mental health patients; personalised care planning and Patient Activation Measures (PAM®): Luci Partridge, Practice Nurse, Oakridge Park Medical Centre
- Prioritising the most vulnerable women and their babies – adapting and restoring community maternity services: Clair Barker, Lead Midwife (Community East Team), East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
- Keeping care home residents safe: Susan Barnes, Registered Nursing and Care Manager, The Royal British Legion Mais House Bexhill-On-Sea
- Redeploying staff to manage adult continence service waiting lists: Laura Clifford, Community Matron, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Supporting newly qualified nurses, midwives and new team members: Learning identified by the CNO National Shared Professional Decision-Making Council
- Establishing Tuberculosis (TB) nurse peer support forums during the COVID-19 pandemic: Learning identified by the Tuberculosis Nurse Peer Support Network, Public Health England
- Challenging health inequalities – accessible eczema care plans: Sinéad Doherty, Clinical Nurse Specialist Children’s Allergy Team, The Royal Free NHS Trust
- Rolling-out a COVID-19 vaccination hospital hub: Learning identified from the General Practice Nursing CNO Council
- Listening lounges and conversations with Jasper: Catherine Randall, Deputy Head of Safeguarding, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and deployed to East Lancashire Hospital Trusts (ELHT) during the pandemic.
- Cleaning for Confidence campaign: Amanda Callow, Deputy Director of Nursing and Workforce, Midlands Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
- Electronic prescribing for nurse prescribers in community teams: Kristy Barnfield, Lead Continence Nurse, Community Continence team, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
- Socially distanced education and training to support safe working practices during the pandemic: Learning identified by the CNO National Shared Professional Decision-Making Council.
- Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic: Nessa Greenwood, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT).
- Supporting deployment of our people safely – a systematic approach: Blenda Correya, Ward manager – Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Remote monitoring to support rapid assessment of vulnerable care home residents: Adam Remmer, Charge Nurse, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
- Supporting deployment of our people safely – a ‘wraparound’ offer: Rosie Cowling, Nurse Team Leader, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
- Virtual Group Clinics (VGCs) in Primary Care
- Supporting patients to self-monitor in the community: Allison Moloney Community Matron Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.
- Collaborative working with volunteers: Jessie Voon, Deputy Sister, Emergency Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUHFT).
- Supporting infection prevention and control through technology: Victoria Pye, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.
- Helping ‘shielded’ staff to continue to contribute: Jessie Voon, Deputy Sister, Emergency Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Supporting health and wellbeing: Blenda Correya, Ward Manager, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues: Asma Pandor, Chair of the CNO national Shared Professional Decision-Making Council and Acting Ward Manager, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Strengthening critical care skills for COVID-19 patients: Cheryl-Ann Carr, Clinical Practice Educator, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
- Improving patient and service user experience during the restoration phase of the Covid-19 pandemic – a shared decision-making IPC council: Victoria Parker, Clinical Education Facilitator, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
- Introducing a protective equipment marshal service: Jessica Speight, South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
- Working across health and care – collaboration between hospitals and care homes: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.
- Supporting uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine: Learning identified by the CNO National Shared Professional Decision-Making Council.
- Supporting staff through trauma risk management: Moya Flaherty & Vicky O’Neil, Northampton General Hospitals NHS Trust.
- Management of skin tears/ simple wounds through the implementation of ‘Basic Wound Care Boxes’: Georgina McKay, Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse, Care Plus Group.
- Multi-disciplinary support for frail and vulnerable care home residents during the pandemic: Judith A Wild, Deputy Chief Nurse and Head of Service, Continuing Health Care at Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group.
- No turning back – Supporting education and skills for care home staff: Sue SGiving everyone the best opportunity to receive care during COVID-19mith, Executive Chief Nurse, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
- A ‘Virtual Ward’ approach to supporting vulnerable and at-risk groups in the community: Sharon Morgan, Associate Director of Nursing, Community Services, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
- Adoption of a new pandemic Multi-Disciplinary team (MDT) approach to discharge planning: Nessa Greenwood, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
- Use of digital solutions to provide community services: Julie Clennell, Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Quality – Locala Community Partnerships.
- Community services in care homes: Julie Clennell, Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Quality – Locala Community Partnerships.
- Introduction of Pocket PPE Packs to use in dynamic mental health and learning disabilities situations: Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
- Continuing Quality Assessement improvements in the eye of the storm: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
- Giving everyone the best opportunity to receive care during COVID-19: East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust