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Leading change The London Lead Cancer Nurses in collaboration with Capital Nurse led on the development and implementation of an educational tool consisting of theoretical and competency elements to train and assess chemotherapy skills for cancer nurses across the locality. The development has addressed unwarranted variation in skills and competency assessments carried out across hospital […]
Leading change The Care Homes Quality Assurance nurses and commissioners at Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) led on the development and implementation of a nurse-led Advanced Care Planning facilitator project in care homes. The new initiative complements existing End of Life Care (EOLC) provision in care homes and has delivered improved outcomes, experiences and use […]
Leading change The Practice Lead for Learning Disability and Mental Health Services at Turning Point led the development and implementation of an action plan for STopping Over Medication of People (STOMP) with a learning disability, autism or both. This was in synergy with positive behaviour support (PBS) within the organisation. Turning Point is a UK […]
Leading change Directors of Nursing jointly led a Nursing Development Programme at South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP). The SLP is a collaboration between three Mental Health Trusts, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, between them delivering […]
Leading change Nurses in the Urology Unit at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust led the development and implementation of a new prostate cancer follow-up pathway. This pathway has significantly improved patient outcomes, experience and use of resources locally. Where to look There are over 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and […]
Leading change The staff nurse on Hume Ward at South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) identified unwarranted variation in service user engagement to having their physical health checked while staying on the secure ward. The staff nurse led on enhancing the provision of physical health checks; through staff training, service […]
Leading change A specialist community children’s nurse for sickle cell and thalassemia at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has implemented group clinics for parents of babies and children with sickle cell anaemia, with support from a health care assistant. This new approach has led to better outcomes for patients, better experiences for patients and staff, and […]
Leading change The Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust led the implementation of digitising the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) at the Trust, with support from nursing, midwifery and healthcare assistant colleagues. This has significantly improved patient safety and outcomes, improved staff experience, and streamlined and standardised handovers which has […]
Leading change The Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust led on the development and implementation of the ‘Nightingale Programme Initiative Committee’. This is a programme of work to increase standardised practice and enhance integration across the ward environments, tackling unwarranted variation identified in practice. This initiative has led to improved experience […]
Leading change A general practice nurse (GPN) at Brigstock Medical Practice addressed unwarranted variation in the management of Type 2 diabetes through introducing a group consultation model at the surgery. This new approach has led to better outcomes for patients, better experiences for patients and staff, and better use of resources locally. Where to look […]