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Leading change The Registered Nurse at BrendonCare, a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people, led a programme to improve awareness, understanding and use of advanced care plans with residents in the home. The programme has resulted in improved experiences for staff, residents and their families. Where to look The […]
Leading change Nurse leaders at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust led the implementation of a telemedicine service to remotely provide care at home or in nursing and residential homes. This has significantly reduced avoidable admissions to hospital, supported individuals to remain in their place of residence without needing to travel to receive care and improved overall […]
Leading change Nursing leadership in the Palliative Care Team at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust identified that staff had more confidence in supporting patients with palliative and end of life care in the last few days of life compared to the weeks and months prior to a patient dying. This unwarranted variation […]
Leading change Nurse leaders within the Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) developed an education programme in collaboration with Bereavement, Chaplaincy, Mortuary and Palliative Care services. This aided staff in developing their skills in caring for a dying child and supporting families through this critical time. The programme […]
Leading change Macmillan Cancer Support and Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) led the development of the programme ‘Living With and Beyond Cancer’ (LWABC). They worked collaboratively with all Lincolnshire CCGs, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, the voluntary sector, Healthwatch Lincolnshire, University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire County Council and other local stakeholders. Nursing and care staff […]
Leading change A Senior Learning Disability Nurse (SLDN) and Senior Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care addressed unwarranted variation in end of life care for people with learning disabilities in Hertfordshire through education of staff and adapting the end of life model used in care homes. Where to look Hertfordshire County Council Community Learning Disability Nursing […]
Leading change The Day Services Development Lead at Willow Wood Hospice, an adult hospice providing specialist palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, has transformed the day service after addressing unwarranted variation in the model of care for the patients. The service developments supported the home’s care staff to encourage empowerment and self-management in the […]
Leading Change A Children’s Nurse at Rainbows Hospice has created a new service to help and support families across the East Midlands region who experience the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth – forging links across services and raising the awareness of the end-of-life-care services available from Rainbows. Following a successful […]