CLCH shortlisted for three prestigious Nursing Times Awards!

Published: 19th September 2023

We are pleased to announce that CLCH has been shortlisted for three prestigious Nursing Times Awards.

The awards bring together the nursing community to shine a light on the brightest talent in the profession and recognise those making nursing innovative, patient-focused and inclusive.

Our nursing teams in the Inner North West division made the shortlist in the following categories:

•            Children’s Services - Raising the voice of the child with health conditions

•            Public Health Nursing - Raising the voice of the child with health conditions

•            Nursing in Primary Care - Digital frailty MDT channel

The nomination ‘Raising the voice of the child with health conditions’ submitted by Lisa Canade, School Nurse, reflects the fantastic effect an animation using the voice of the child has on the learning and knowledge of so many people.

The need for an innovative way of learning about health conditions, was heightened with the increase of public health concerns during the pandemic. Lisa's idea of using the voice of the child with a health condition as a learning tool, started with the first animation designed by three children with type 1 diabetes using their voices, imagery and lived experiences. It enabled children to assume responsibility of their condition, experience empowerment and educate others.

The impact of the animation extended beyond its original target audience of children without the condition, benefitting teachers, parents and caregivers. It is unparalleled in its uniqueness, accessibility and availability to everyone.

The project had so much positive feedback but the line from one of the children's mother sums it up:

“Thank you for giving my son the opportunity to be a part of something so important to him, for making him feel like a superstar and owning his condition instead of it owning him!”

Lisa said:

“For me, it was all about not only educating but creating a level of empathy amongst children and understanding each other’s needs. It shows the power of lived experience in health education.”

Frailty patients are more vulnerable and are at risk of experiencing adverse health outcomes. The new virtual platform, Frailty MDT (Multi-disciplinary Team) channel, helps to increase collaboration and participation of key stakeholders in delivering care to frailty patient populations and embracing new innovative ways of working.

The virtual platform supports the overall quality of care delivered to frailty patients, while also allowing families and carers to take part in shared decisions without taking time off work.

Setting up digital virtual platform increased efficiency by 25% on attendance, participation, and better clinical time management on case discussions.

Zaby Begum, Primary Care Network Clinical Lead – Brompton Health, said:

“I am so proud of the work that the team has done, and it is fantastic to get the recognition. We have worked closely with different partners to ensure that we deliver the best care to our patients.”

It has never been more important to recognise the incredible contributions of our nurses and we’re incredibly proud of our colleagues. Well done to everyone involved.

The Nursing Times Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 25 October 2023.

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