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Leading change The Medicines Safety and Governance Pharmacist and Deputy Chief Nurse for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust led the development and implementation of clinical pathways and standard operating procedures to improve clozapine use across the Trust. Where to look NICE (2015) guidance advises that Clozapine is a specialist medication, indicated to treat schizophrenia in […]
Leading change A Ward Manager at Harplands Hospital, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust led a new approach to observation and engagement with patients on Ward 2 at the Trust. The initiative has led to improvements in outcomes, experiences and use of resources. Where to look The Mental Health Act: code of practice (MHA; 2008) […]
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 Community Psychiatric Nurses led the development and implementation of a new Older Adults Outreach service at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. This service has significantly improved local care pathways as well as positively impacting outcomes, patient and staff experience and use of resources. Where to look NHS England highlight that pressures have […]
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 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 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 Nurse leads at Belong, a non-profit charitable organisation, implemented a best practice framework for residents living with dementia. This nurse-led programme aimed to improve staff knowledge, confidence and competence in caring for residents. The project has improved resident outcomes and experience, empowering staff across the organisation to implement change. Where to look Belong […]
Leading change The Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Kingston and St George’s, University of London, a group of registered mental health nurses (RMHNs) and academics worked in partnership with service users to develop a therapeutic engagement questionnaire (TEQ) that measures the impact of engagement on a service user’s recovery. Where to look NHS England […]