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Nursing achievements

As one of the largest Trusts in the country, nurses working in Newcastle Hospitals have been involved in a wide range of the Trust's most successful achievements.

This page gives you details about just some of these achievements.

You can also find out about more award-winning projects from Newcastle Hospitals.

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Annual Nursing and Midwifery conference

Each year, the Trust hosts a very successful Nursing and Midwifery conference. Each conference is attended by nearly 200 delegates from the Trust and elsewhere, and have attracted many presentations from national delegates. 

Nurses of all grades and experience attend the conferences which cover a wide variety of topics.

Quotes from delegates at past conferences have included:

  • "Our Trust is a very big organisation and this event provided an excellent opportunity to remind ourselves of the sheer diversity of roles and work undertaken by nurses and midwives in our own patch.”
  • "A very enjoyable day, interesting and inspiring – thanks to all involved!”
  • “All the speakers were very good and relevant – enjoyed the debate.”

Nursing achievement awards

Here is a selection of some of the latest awards that have been presented to some of our nursing staff.

Macmillan-One-to-One Service

The Newcastle Macmillan-One-to-One Service was ‘highly commended’ at the national Quality in Care (QiC) Oncology awards in December. The award recognises leading practice in oncology management, education and patient care from across the country.

Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, the One-to-One Service is a pilot project involving Newcastle Hospitals and local GPs. It works to ensure that patients living with cancer are supported to live as well as possible after their treatment.

As part of the project, the team developed their skills, knowledge and interventions to provide support to patients at the three levels of need - supported self-management, shared care and complex care.

Commenting on the project, the judges said: "This was a very strong entry and we believe this programme can be rolled out in other areas."

Evaluation of the project to-date has highlighted high levels of patient satisfaction, with all patients finding the service supportive and helpful.

For more about the awards and the full results, visit www.qualityincare.org

UNICEF Baby Friendly award

The Region’s biggest and busiest Maternity Unit received international recognition today when representatives from UNICEF (United Nation’s Children’s Fund) UK Baby Friendly Initiative came to pay a very special visit.

The Maternity Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) – which delivers over 7,000 babies every year – received the

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Accreditation to acknowledge the high standards of care that its midwives and other staff provide, to support women in feeding and bonding with their newborn babies. You can read more about the award.

Special Care Baby Nurse wins 'Patient Champion' award

Sister Claire Campbell, who works at the RVI’s Special Care Baby Unit, has picked up the ‘Patient Champion of the Year’ award for her work on family-centred care - an important part of neonatalogy.

The award was part of the North East NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2014.

You can read more about the award.

Nursing and Midwifery News

Nursing and Midwifery News front coverThe Newcastle Hospitals regularly publishes Nursing and Midwifery News. 

The newsletter aims to provide our Nursing and Midwifery staff with the most up-to-date news on subjects that affect them, and update staff on matters that will impact practice and patient care.

Our stories cover local and national issues that affect Nursing and Midwifery, as well as featuring staff and news from across the organisation and sharing examples of best practice.

The latest newletters are published below:

More information

For more information nursing achievements at Newcastle Hospitals, please contact: 

  • Helen Lamont, Nursing and Patient Services Director
  • tel: 0191 223 1512
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