Six awards were given to nurses last week to celebrate their work in meeting the priority areas in the national nursing strategy for England.
Compassion in Practice contains six “action areas”, identified as key for nursing by the strategy’s authors chief nursing officer Jane Cummings and Department of Health director of nursing Professor Viv Bennett.
The results of the Compassion in Practice Awards 2014 were announced at the CNO’s summit last week.
Ms Cummings said the awards “showcase the innovation and creativity across the six action areas and demonstrate how organisations, teams and individuals are successfully working together to support each other and put patients at the heart of everything that they do”.
- Action Area 1: for an organisation that for promotes independence, maximises wellbeing and improves health outcomes – Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Action Area 2: for an organisation that has improved experiences of care by embedding Compassion in Practice into its ways of working – Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Action Area 3: for a team that delivers high quality measureable care – HIP QIP, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Action Area 4: for a leader that puts Compassion in Practice into action – Tracy Graham, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Action Area 5: for a team which has the right staff, with the right skills in the right place – Lead Nurse Team, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
- Action Area 6: for a team that puts Compassion in Practice by supporting positive staff experience – Bluebell Ward Team, Watford General Hospital
The organisation NHS Employers has published a brochure providing details on the winners and their projects.