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Leading change A Learning Disability (LD) Nurse Consultant established a nursing forum at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, which has improved communication across the directorates, staff confidence and experience. Where to look NICE (2018) highlight that people with learning disabilities are now living significantly longer. Emerson and Baines (2010) have reported, as well as […]
Leading change Two Matrons at Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Foundation Trust and their teams coordinated and guided improvements in physical healthcare on inpatient mental health wards to improve outcomes, experiences and use of resources across the Trust. Where to look Improving life expectancy for people living with mental health conditions is a national priority as […]
Leading change The Practice Education & Preceptorship Lead at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust led on the development and implementation of a new preceptorship programme which has improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources locally. Where to look North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is a provider of mental health, social care and learning […]
Leading change The Modern Matron and Ward Manager at Harplands Hospital (Ward 6), North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust enhanced the discharge planning skills and training for assistant practitioners (APs) to address unwarranted variation on the ward. The development has led to improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources locally. Where to look At North […]
Leading change Specialist diabetes nurses at Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust led on the development and implementation of a modular training programme for both community nurses and non-registered practitioners in diabetes care. This has improved the management of individuals’ diabetes, patient experience and use of resources locally. Where to look Diabetes UK (2016) discussed how […]
Leading change An Undergraduate Programme Lead (Nursing) and Practice Placement Co-ordinator (both registered nurses) at the University of Lincoln worked with General Practice Nurses to develop General Practice (GP) placements for pre-registered nurses. This project enabled student nurses to experience General Practice Nursing (GPN) and aims to support succession planning for the future of general […]
Leading change A healthcare support worker at the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust introduced a mobile dentistry unit into an inpatient ward for older people with mental health needs. This has improved the experience of patients and staff as well as improving outcomes and the use of resources. Where to look The Five Year […]
Leading change Infection Prevention and Control/Physical Health Nurses (IPCPHNs) at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT) developed and led innovative physical health training sessions for staff. This has raised the profile of the inequality of peoples’ physical health within the mental health setting, ensuring that this is considered alongside the patients’ mental health. Where […]
Leading change A Ward Manager at Harplands Hospital, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, developed a programme of work to reduce falls on the ward through active identification of predisposing factors. The programme has shown improved experiences and outcomes for the service users on the ward. Where to look The National Service Framework: older people […]
Leading change The senior matron in the surgical division at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust led on the redesign of clinical pathways for patients having elective orthopaedic arthroplasty procedures. The new pathways have resulted in improved outcomes, experiences and use of resources across the surgical division. Where to look The ward matron identified unwarranted […]