Nursing team wins prestigious Royal College of Nursing Award
By poppy_smith | Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:23
Haringey's Joint Learning Disability Partnership Nursing team has won the National Nursing Standard Award for a new nursing model they have developed around caring for adults with learning disabilities.
They were announced winners at a ceremony hosted by TV presenter, broadcaster and journalist Fiona Philips on Tuesday 12 March at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London with key figures from the nursing and healthcare profession in attendance.
The Nurses model entitled 'Moulster & Griffiths Framework for Learning Disability Nursing Practice' focuses strongly on what matters to patients and has been developed with their feedback. The team developed the model to reflect the priorities of individuals and the interventions and support needed for improved health outcomes.
The four key elements of this model are that it is:
- person centred
- evidence based
- outcome focused, and
- embeds reflective practice
Nurse Consultant Gweneth Moulster and her team were praised by the Nursing Standard (The Royal College of Nursing members magazine) for developing such a clear framework.
Celebrating excellence in nursing and organised by Nursing Standard, the UK's nursing journal, the Nurse awards are the ultimate award to highlight and celebrate excellence in nursing.
Held annually, the awards are a unique opportunity to identify exceptional nursing professionals who demonstrate clinical excellence and innovation and, who improve the quality of patient care.
Cllr Vanier, Cabinet member for Health and said: "This is a huge accolade and I would like to pass on heartfelt congratulations to Haringey Learning Disability Nursing Team. They have shown innovation and professionalism and I am delighted that they have been recognised for this. More importantly though, I am proud that we have such dedicated staff providing care in our community. The fact that the team have developed a robust plan for the way they work, which is both inclusive and outcomes focused is great for patients and their families."