LD teams shortlisted in 2022 Nursing Times Awards

Not one, not two, but three nominations submitted by the Learning Disability teams at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust have been shortlisted in the LD Nursing category of the Nursing Times Awards 2022.

The projects/teams shortlisted are:

PBS Project – Hannah Bloor and team

“The positive behaviour support (PBS) project was targeted at services supporting adults with learning disabilities within Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, with the aim to improve the management of behaviours of concern in a less restrictive way.

“Hannah, Jess, Sarah and Shannice, along with experts by experience advisors, Tom & Pam, produced and delivered an in-depth training package, and offered PBS forums and space for reflection to support further learning and continue the local community of practice”, said Hannah Bloor, LD Health Facilitation Nurse, Harplands Hospital.

“When first proposing the PBS project, the potential positive outcomes were clear. Ruth Richards and I were delighted when the case was successful and recruitment for the team could commence. However, it is the staff within the team and that made this aspiration a reality and they should be very proud of their success!

“The fact that the project focused on building networks and developing carer skills and confidences and that it was co-produced and delivered has been an essential component to its Staffordshire-wide success. Well done to Hannah and her Team!”, said Jessica Lister, Nurse Consultant, Learning Disabilities.

Health Passports – Lucy Marrow and team

‘’We have been working in partnership with the former Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire CCGs, identifying gaps in practice and, as highlighted within the LeDeR programme, the inconsistencies across services. We have devised this tool aimed at our local area to reduce health inequalities and to provide clear and consistent communication between healthcare services to promote equal access to healthcare’’, said Lucy Marrow, Learning Disability Specialist Nurse.

“Lucy has been instrumental in pushing the Health Passports and her collaborative approach has led to the success of the final version and its application to ensure those with a learning disability receive the right support when accessing health services. This will help both service users, their families and carers but also the healthcare staff who want to support them adequately whilst under their care”, said Jessica Lister, Nurse Consultant, Learning Disabilities.

The digital implementation of the LD Nursing Model – Jessica Lister and LDNs from across our services

“The Moulster and Griffiths Nursing model is a well-established, evidenced-based, person-centred, outcome-focused and reflective model for practice within the fields of LD Nursing. We are delighted to be the first Trust to have successfully embedded the model onto our EPR and are pleased to share the positive contribution this is making to LD Nursing practice across our LD services”, said Jessica Lister, Nurse Consultant, Learning Disabilities.

Interviews are in September and the ceremony will take place on 26 October.

For further information on the Nursing Times Awards 2022, please visit https://awards.nursingtimes.net/nta/en/page/shortlist-2022