March 8, 2012
The Royal Surrey Palliative Care Team with Chief Executive Nick Moberly (centre left)
The Royal Surrey Palliative Care nursing team has been shortlisted for an International Journal of Palliative Nursing (IJPN) Award. The team are in the running for the Multidisciplinary Teamwork award and they were nominated by Royal Surrey Consultant in Palliative Medicine Dr Andrew Davies.
They were nominated for their work over the last year having embraced a series of major developments, with the clinical nurse specialists both individually and collectively leading on specific projects such as the introduction of seven day working, introduction of a triage bleep system to speed up reviews of patients with pain or other symptoms and a review of all patients on the Liverpool Care Pathway within the Trust to ensure uniform, quality end-of-life care.
Dr Davies said;
“In spite of all the changes and a significant increase in clinical and non-clinical workload, the team continue to maintain a very high standard of clinical practice and to receive very positive feedback from patients, carers, and other members of the multidisciplinary team.”
Currently, the specialist palliative care team are taking part in the pilot project to implement the Route to Success which is a Department of Health End of Life Care strategy for acute trusts and individual clinical nurse specialists are leading on specific projects in this pilot. The team have also embraced the newly set up palliative care research programme.
Dr Davies continues;
“All of the team are committed to self development, with members currently undertaking higher degrees and other relevant qualifications. They are all dedicated, knowledgeable, skilled and importantly, easy and fun to work with on a day to day basis.”
The International Journal of Palliative Nursing Awards are run in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support and this years ceremony is taking place in London on the 29th March.
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