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Teesside nurses turn caring into competition with board game


A group of senior nurses and clinical matrons at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have created a board game called Who Cares Wins.

Karen Harwood, the trust’s lead nurse for patient relations, said: “The game has been designed to help highlight and address key patient safety issues, while promoting learning in a way that is interactive, fun and memorable.

“It has taken some time to get it to this point but, as a team, we are really proud to see it as a finished board game,” she said.

The nurses’ idea was backed by NHS Innovations North, which supported them make a successful bid for £5,000 from the Academic Health Science Network to develop the initial idea into a glossy, boxed board game.

The game will be formally launched at the Durham and Teesside Patient Safety Conference on 31 March. After that, limited stock will be available to buy from the Ennovations website.

The trust is also looking into the idea of creating an “app” to enable the game to be played on mobile devices.



Readers' comments (2)

  • If this is a creative tool and it is effective in todays day and age,why not . However it should not be dismissed that all caring attributes should have been ingrained and re-inforced by positive role models and mentors of which there are many But maybe bit over shadowed by a cohort who are not.Nursing is a demanding profession that asks a lot f us emotionally,socially and physically

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  • Staff breaks is a good start......

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