Nursing Times Awards Finalist- Continence Promotion and Care

A team of senior nurse specialists at Newcastle Hospitals have been shortlisted for the Nursing Times Award in Continence Promotion and Care.

Senior nurse specialists- Lesley Bainbridge, Angela Cobb, Jackie Rees and Allison Sykes have been shortlisted for the prestigious nursing award in recognition of their quality improvement project with NHSI.

The team worked together on the UTI Collaborative project across five wards in Older Peoples Medicine to understand the causes, avoidance and earlier recognition of urinary tract infections, including catheter associated urinary tract infections and timely removal of urethral catheters.

The project is a collaboration between Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).The collaboration has led to a greater understanding of how nurses working in provider and commissioning services can positively influence care right across the care system.  

“Because the new ways of working were introduced in specifically designated areas, the results have proved extremely meaningful and we’ve been able to clearly see how and why the developments have been so successful” explained Jackie Rees, Nurse Consultant Continence Care.

“Our work has been shared locally and nationally and as a result has offered other opportunities to explore care initiatives within this speciality.”

The Nursing Times Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 30 October 2019.

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