Three Sheffield Hospitals’ teams in the running for Nursing Times Awards

The Medicine and Pharmacy Services team

Three teams from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for titles at the Nursing Times Awards 2018.

The national awards seek to showcase outstanding innovations that are shaping and improving nurse-led care in the NHS.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday October 31st.

The nominees from Sheffield, and the award categories, are:

• Medicine and Pharmacy Services (MAPs), Team of the Year
• MS Nurse-led Urology Clinic, Enhancing Patient Dignity
• Rachel Macqueen, Child and Adolescent Services

The MAPs care group encompasses a range of vital services, including respiratory medicine, diabetes and endocrinology and gastroenterology and hepatology. It was nominated for its extensive work to develop the nursing workforce across such a broad range of services to deliver the best possible care and outcomes for patients.
The improved training and development processes have resulted in a steady stream of nurses ready to move up to more senior nursing roles.

The MS Nurse-led Urology Clinic is a pioneering service which helps Multiple Sclerosis patients manage bladder and bowel problems caused by their condition. The clinic offers bespoke advice and helps patients to get treatment in a coordinated way with the backing of an expert team consisting of MS specialists, spinal injury specialists, urological specialists and physiotherapists.

Rachel Macqueen is the Registered Nurse for Children and Young People at the Trust, and has led on the development of services for young people moving from children’s to adult health services.

She has focused on making the transition a more positive experience for patients and families, particularly those with complex needs.

She has worked closely with the children’s hospital to identify patients who will be moving to adult services, developed specialty specific pathways, developed staff training and raised the profile of the needs of young people and adolescents.

Chris Morley, Chief Nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “These nominations really showcase the fantastic, innovative and influential work undertaken by nurses across the trust, and the difference they make to services and patient care.

“Good luck to all our nominees on the night.”

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